Fairing filler after an epoxy based repair?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by GTSRGTSR, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. GTSRGTSR

    GTSRGTSR Well-Known Member

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    I have a fair amount of repair exp but am tired of using microballons, as it always seems to sag. I'd like to find a compatible filler that will smooth out after a patch.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    System 3 Silvertip QuickFair is the best for epoxy. If the 2 part is too thin - add more balloons until it is the consistancy you want. Balloons sold separately.
     

  3. Brett

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    Also the hardener used makes a difference.
    Slow allows the mix to sag, fast shortens pot life.
     
  4. roob76

    roob76 Well-Known Member

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    x3 on the quick fair but if you want to keep mixing your own fairing compound using microballoons you can add a small amount of cabosil so it doesn't sag.

    personally i like the quick fair because you can usually get 2 applications done in one day and sands easily
     
  5. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    I almost always use "Quickfair". It is by far the easiest and most consistant of any I have used. I fair the bottom of a boat to be used in the swamps with epoxy thickened with "Cabosil" and talc, though. Harder to use, but more resistant to scratching and wear.

    Best regards,
    Frank_S