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Old 29 March 2015, 17:31   #1
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Fibreglass repair

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Needing to repair some chips and small holes in the hull. What is the best type of fibreglass repair to buy? Also will Y10 get the yellow stains off the hull?

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y10 or fibre stain remover will remove the stains - I use to do it to your boat every year !

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Thanks Scott!

What about repairing the chips and holes? Would fibreglass filler do the trick?

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Fibreglass repair

depends on size of chops - I used gelcoat repairer in the past - but if I recall right there is few deeper chips on hull - although not seen boat for 2/3 years....others will advise on that


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Yeah there is a few deeper chips on it but I think the filler would do the trick.
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Oxalic acid (may not be correct spelling) will shift the yellowing. You can buy it on ebay in crystal form for not much. Simply mix with warm water, sponge on, wait then rinse.

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How big are the chips? Colour of gel?

You can get gel filler. But why not use gel or flow coat to fix it? If its really big you may need to fill behind e.g. with resin and CSM
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I would either use gel coat or mix up a hot coat of resin, glass bubbles and tint. Any exposed fibers will wick water. Poly is cheap, cheerful and easy to use. Epoxys best but dearer.
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i just fixed worse on mine with plastimo gelcoat filler. i went with the 2 part one for strength. i don't know how it will hold up long term but it worked fine on my old rib.

fwiw, it sands just as easy/hard as the original ribcraft stuff if that is anything to go by.

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