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Old 06 November 2005, 07:17   #31
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I watched him do a couple of scratches on his Avon 4.7m, very impressed with the results he achieved.
yus butt de iydea iz too gett de fkin scrachis owt, nott putt dem inn yew nobbur


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Old 06 November 2005, 07:26   #32
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I think we shouldn't talk about putting scratches into boats now should we!

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Old 06 November 2005, 10:42   #33
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Well I've ordered some Gelcoat with hardener and pigment from the place Tim suggested in Cornwall.

I shall be giving it all a go when the weather picks up.

One last question would using a Dremel with small grinding stone dig out a big enough hole for the Gelcoat to adhere to.

In fact one last question if the Gelcoat was applied straight on to old gelcoat that had been rubbed down would it hold well.
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Old 06 November 2005, 13:07   #34
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In my view a dremel is Ideal for routing out the cracks, you've got far more control!
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Old 07 November 2005, 01:26   #35
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Well I've ordered some Gelcoat with hardener and pigment from the place Tim suggested in Cornwall.

I shall be giving it all a go when the weather picks up.

One last question would using a Dremel with small grinding stone dig out a big enough hole for the Gelcoat to adhere to.

In fact one last question if the Gelcoat was applied straight on to old gelcoat that had been rubbed down would it hold well.
Certainly lots of useful advice on this thread. Be interesting to see how it all turns out Biggles.

Rogue Wave, is the 'workshop' idea (i.e. a space for hire to work on boats) going to be a permanent feature of the new premises?

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Ah shucks, I might be wrong about the gelcoat as well. I do know that straight laminating resin is used with the fibreglass layup. You guys really know how to stick it to ya when someone gets it wrong. What a friendly bunch.

As far as any of the advice I gave in the original subject to Biggles it was purely from my own experience. I even stated it as such. Just trying to help a fellow out with a minor blemish on his boat. If you read my posts alot of the info is correct and helpful. Whats with all the snobbery?
Boatster - Please don't take what I said as being personal - I was just correcting what you said as I knew it to be incorrect, and if statements like that are left then some people might believe them to be correct, and that's when things go wrong - admittedly it wouldn't do anyone any harm, but those before you have given out quite dangerous advice and they were "corrected" as well!
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Polish Time

So far I've managed to touch up some bad bits with Gelcoat mixed with pigment and and I'm slowly rubbing it all down.

I'll be finishing off with 1200 Wet and dry and then using some rubbing compound to get the final finish ready for polishing.

Can anybody suggest a polish to get the GRP nice and shiny.

I'm tempted to use Mer as I have found it to be good in the past but would like some suggestions of any one that has had good results with readily available polishes.
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Yeah that's the plan! I started to put the Sound system into the workshop today and was pretty pleased with the results.

The idea rests on getting insurance for everybody to use our tools. I have a feeling it may have to become a club t get insurance.

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Yeah that's the plan! I started to put the Sound system into the workshop today and was pretty pleased with the results.
Haha cool dude Stu
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We're back. Church on Monday night if you can drag yourself away from the new sound system

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Well my little Dixie Chicken

At the moment I am into Poppa Chubby, Little Feat and Proffesor Longhair and of course Westlife and the Sugababes not forgetting whoever wins the Xfactor

No church for me I am at sea as of 05:00 monday towing a small tanker
from Hull to Southampton. To any ribbers in the area you've been warned!

to put the thread back on track when you have filled the cracks and yu needd to rub down the surplus do it gently when you get to the finer grades , very gently, if you put to much arm into it it takes longer and isn't as good! The Dremmel with a mop will also be good for final polishing.
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