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Old 27 December 2012, 17:55   #1
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filling screw holes in the deck

what wouldyou recommend to fill screw holes in thedeck. the firglass resin or the resin and some of the fibreglass or sikaflex?

the holes have a diameter of about 3 mm

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Old 27 December 2012, 18:08   #2
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I used some gelcoat filler and it worked a treat.
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If it was me, I'd inject epoxy resin into the holes & fill 'em up. That's only because I have resin & syringes kicking about (don't ask) Anything that seals the holes & suits your aesthetics will do.
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Old 28 December 2012, 13:12   #5
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what wouldyou recommend to fill screw holes in thedeck. the firglass resin or the resin and some of the fibreglass or sikaflex?

the holes have a diameter of about 3 mm

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Erm, put the screws back in? Seriously, if the heads aren't in the way, just whap em back in.
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Erm, put the screws back in? Seriously, if the heads aren't in the way, just whap em back in.
I'm with JW on this one.

I'd pop a dob of Sikaflex on them first and if they are in the way convert them to Coutersunk screws.

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Or, drill holes out to about 5 or 6 mm and then put masking tape over them and use a countersink to open the top up a bit and also it will mask the surrounding area and then inject resin, either epoxy or polyester with some silica in it and use a straight edge to flatted the top....

Then remove the masking tape and they can be painted when dry....

That's what I would do....
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I'm with JW on this one.

I'd pop a dob of Sikaflex on them first and if they are in the way convert them to Coutersunk screws.

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Im with Nasher 100% on this, why make life any more complicated than it needs to be?
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filled the holes with the resin that came with the davids fibre glass repair kit. It is sanded now and a nice neat job when the deck is painted

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