Void.

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by formerWAflyfisher, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. formerWAflyfisher

    formerWAflyfisher Well-Known Member

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    I started sanding the drains around my hatches to have the deck repainted and I found some small voids underneath the gel.  It looks like there were air bubbles or the resin didn't fully penetrate.  Either way I sanded them out and I was going to use a two part epoxy, PC-11 to fill them, then sand them smooth for repainting..  Thats what the marine store recommended. 

    Does this sound like the correct method? or should I use another type of epxoy. Also how much gel do I have to sand off.  Just so the surface is smooth or do I have to go all the way down the underlying glass? Thanks for the help guys.


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  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Don't know what PC-11 is but you can do it that way or you can thicken the epoxy with cabosil to a paste (commonly called peanut butter because of the consistency) and fill it with the paste. This is how I would do it.
     

  3. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Or use six 10 epoxy in the caulk gun and a old credit card to smooth it out. Once you get the hang of it you won't need to sand. There is no mixing involved.
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Fixed it for ya Casa