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Old 17 May 2012, 17:18   #1
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Repairing GRP chips big and small

Evening fellas .. being a lazy retard (its a west coast thing coz I havent searched the who done whot section) I woz wondering what you boys use for filling in dings .. p38 type stuff ? or is there some ball breakingly expensive marine stuff thats just the same ? but costs Redbay money ?
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Old 17 May 2012, 18:00   #2
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gelcoat repairer from plastic padding

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Yep +1 for the plastic padding
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http://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/378...ler-130ml.html

is the stuff, it drys very hard so try and get it as smooth as possible, so you don't need to sand too much!

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Hmm ok, and what about this stuff ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marine-Epoxy...f=pd_sim_diy_5

seems to be able to handle repairs where water is involved ?
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I have been using this stuff. Hempel Marine Grade Epoxy Filler - mbfg.co.uk

It is really tough stuff, stick like **** . Not so easy to sand as hard, but has a long "pot life"and by using a plastic film on top after application, its easy to smoth down.

But the color is not white, more like greyish so on a white hull requires further actions to look good.
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After last weekends little foray on the Humber, I've got the same problem. A few dings in the hull at the base of the transom. The gellcoat is off through to the layup. I've got epoxy with colloidal silica which makes great filler, BUT I want to add pigment to blend it into the orange hull. Does anyone know if you can add pigment to epoxy?
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i think you can or just get bit gel and under fill
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You can add pigment to anything.

I always mix my own gel filler but it's a pain, but you get use it it when you spent a while repairing very expensive racing kayaks for a living , may I just add the work on the bottom of my boat at the moment isn't mine

I want to know what orange my humber is so if anyone can let me know the orange humber use that would be great.
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Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler is the dog's danglies.

Use 3M wet and dry sandpaper and a drop of Fairy Liquid for uber-smooth repairs. Hands feel soft afterwards too!
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