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Old 27 October 2013, 15:53   #451
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It's certainly coming along and I love Biffs' transom mount mod :thumbs
Yeah, the original Avon mounting points were never really up to the job on all Seariders as they are very week.

Biffers idea that he has done before does away with the old studs and a hole is drilled through the old under deck plate and straight through the hull at a slight angle, the bolt and plate are welded together and polished. This new fixing is bonded to the hull with Stikaflex
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Care to share the polishing process? What paper, compound and pads?
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Old 27 October 2013, 15:57   #453
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Looking Great, good colour match dude and dudessess!!
Yes I have to thank Nos for that one He found out the colour was Light Weather Work Grey, but no one could find it

Eventually I found it be advertised as a standard grey colour and in the description it said "Also know as Light Weather Work Grey" The harder you look the luckier you get
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Care to share the polishing process? What paper, compound and pads?
I would normally do all the repairs and then polish but Biffer said to polish first and then repair and then polish again...

1. Polish hull with compound, the lambs wool polisher was best.

2. Feather out all the edges of the repairs with 400 Wet and Dry (used dry)

3. Use Acetone with a brush to remove dirt and compound etc from the repairs

4. Fill repairs with the correct colour flowcoat (Gelcoat with Wax)

5. We used my air sander with 320 grit to remove high flowcoat

6. 400, then 800, then 1000 wet and dry used wet.

7. Polish and the repeate steps 4 -7 until perfect.

Note, Biffer,s keel repair was first repaired with a secret formula as it was too deep to fill with just flowcoat.

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Well, having seen it yesterday, that hull looks transformed
Good job all.
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If you polish first you get the boat near to its original colour, when you put on the new Gell you are less likely to get an old colour ring around the repair
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I would normally do all the repairs and then polish but Biffer said to polish first and then repair and then polish again...

1. Polish hull with compound, the lambs wool polisher was best.

2. Feather out all the edges of the repairs with 400 Wet and Dry (used dry)

3. Use Acetone with a brush to remove dirt and compound etc from the repairs

4. Fill repairs with the correct colour flowcoat (Gelcoat with Wax)

5. We used my air sander with 320 grit to remove high flowcoat

6. 400, then 800, then 1000 wet and dry used wet.

7. Polish and the repeate steps 4 -7 until perfect.

Note, Biffer,s keel repair was first repaired with a secret formula as it was too deep to fill with just flowcoat.

Hope that helps
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If you polish first you get the boat near to its original colour, when you put on the new Gell you are less likely to get an old colour ring around the repair
Thank you gents, valuable info for the occasional DIY'er
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Yes I have to thank Nos for that one He found out the colour was Light Weather Work Grey, but no one could find it

Eventually I found it be advertised as a standard grey colour and in the description it said "Also know as Light Weather Work Grey" The harder you look the luckier you get
I must be the unluckiest guy here then....I've googled and googled but can't find it and could do with some for my SR. Can you point me in the specific direction?
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Old 27 October 2013, 16:27   #459
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I must be the unluckiest guy here then....I've googled and googled but can't find it and could do with some for my SR. Can you point me in the specific direction?
GREY Flow Coat/Top Coat - East Coast Fibreglass Supplies

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Old 27 October 2013, 16:37   #460
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Yep and I am posting them all into heir own thread for my future reference :-)
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