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Old 22 April 2011, 15:05   #1
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Question for Vipermax owners... (except Mollers!)

For those of you with white hulls who have effected little repairs, what is the colour of the hull?

Only reason I ask is that we have a white V3K at school... so bought some white gelcoat filler... turns out the boat is actually grey so the white looks really silly, and wanted to avoid that!

Only other question... how to do it. I see some places refer to mixing with catalyst, but is that necessary for our little nicks? Would this, put into them work?
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Old 22 April 2011, 15:17   #2
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Would this, put into them work?
"Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler Junior - White"?

Yes, it was made for you....
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"Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler Junior - White"?

Yes, it was made for you....
And for me too!

Very easy to use and store, great for little niks and bigger stuff too! I successfully back filled a 20mm dia hole after first bonding a wooden core into it on the transom and filling flush. Then sand till flat and polish to an almost invisible repair.
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For those of you with white hulls who have effected little repairs, what is the colour of the hull?

Only reason I ask is that we have a white V3K at school... so bought some white gelcoat filler... turns out the boat is actually grey so the white looks really silly, and wanted to avoid that!

Only other question... how to do it. I see some places refer to mixing with catalyst, but is that necessary for our little nicks? Would this, put into them work?
Are you sure it,s not on yours after all that cleaning ??????
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Old 23 April 2011, 05:15   #5
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I may've gone grey in recent years, but have been white on plenty of other occasions. Yep, PP gelcoat filler. Your over-complicating the job Gotch.
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Old 23 April 2011, 05:57   #6
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I may've gone grey in recent years, but have been white on plenty of other occasions. Yep, PP gelcoat filler. Your over-complicating the job Gotch.
Ok thanks, should do the job nicely then
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Are you sure it,s not on yours after all that cleaning ??????
Ooops yep it does read like I want it for the sailing dinghy. But yes I did mean for ours after all the cleaning
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I also had some Plastic Padding I bought a few years ago and used it recently - seems to keep for ever in the tube as well, this is 5 years old at least (as that was the last time I was in Engerrrland) and is still fine.
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And now for my turn........

Timely post this - first little ding in the gelcoat today, bugger I'll be using white gelcoat for this little repair, but only because I've got some
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