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Old 27 October 2009, 10:17   #1
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Flocoat or sika

I'm just about to stick 4 holes in my transom for the A frame bolts. I'm also going to be flocoating the deck. What would be better, sealing the inside of the hole with flocoat or sikaflex..or both?
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Old 27 October 2009, 10:21   #2
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I'm just about to stick 4 holes in my transom for the A frame bolts. I'm also going to be flocoating the deck. What would be better, sealing the inside of the hole with flocoat or sikaflex..or both?
If your flocoating the deck you might as well do the holes at the same time but seal them with sika too.

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Old 27 October 2009, 10:51   #3
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If your flocoating the deck you might as well do the holes at the same time but seal them with sika too.

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Thanks James, I'll do that. Cheers mate
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I wouldn't

How can you seal a bolt hole with a substance that has no reisitance to impact. Last time i sniffed it Flo coat was a polyester resin with no glass reinforcement.

I'm taking a guess that the A frame has a bracket with two holes on one side of the transom and the bolts go throught the transome where they are fixed with penny washers and a myloc nut. I thats the case then paint the inside of the hole with epiglas and afyer that has dried ram it full of Sikaflex and do your bolting
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Not wanting to hijack the thread - but you flocoat because .....

Just checking if it's something we should be doing - have just bought some topcoat for the deck area

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Fair enough stu certainly a more thorough way of doing it.

Not sure of your question Knot Yet, Do you mean why do you use it over gel coat or why you seal the holes in the transom.

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Not wanting to hijack the thread - but you flocoat because .....

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.. because its a lot harder wearing than paint and also being polyester resin may well adhere a lot better to the underlying GRP (also polyester) than paint

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How can you seal a bolt hole with a substance that has no reisitance to impact. Last time i sniffed it Flo coat was a polyester resin with no glass reinforcement.

I'm taking a guess that the A frame has a bracket with two holes on one side of the transom and the bolts go throught the transome where they are fixed with penny washers and a myloc nut. I thats the case then paint the inside of the hole with epiglas and afyer that has dried ram it full of Sikaflex and do your bolting
Ohhh but I haven't got any epilepsyglas or afyer! I hate you Stu!!!
What is Epiglas buddy?
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.. because its a lot harder wearing than paint and also being polyester resin may well adhere a lot better to the underlying GRP (also polyester) than paint

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Hey Knot Yet! Andrew is a physicist and probably knows how the atoms work in the stuff However, I think its something that you apply during the construction of the hull/deck that protects the outer surface from damage and not something that you need to do to protect a boat in use. I could be wrong but hey ho... Who cares.... Not JSP cos he's now wondering where to get hold of the missing ingredients
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Epiglass is Internationals brand name for their epoxy. Other brands are available.

Flocoat is basically gelcoat with a wax additive in it to enable it cure properly in air - without the wax it retains a sticky surface.
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