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Re: deck re-attach
By:Jim Loudon
Date: 6/30/1998, 9:10 pm
In Response To: Re: deck re-attach (Paul Jacobson)

Paul, Thanks for the great suggestions! Forgive my ignorance but what do you mean by fillit material? Do you mean to thicken the epoxie with some type of additive? You got me wondering of simply using the pop rivits again untill it sets up and then snapping them off. Do you think they would hold better than wire?


> If you have not filled in the rivet holes, why not do it like
> a stitch and glue? Use copper wire in the rivet holes to get things
> aligned, use a layer or two of fiberglass tape, or bias-cut strips
> on the outside. On the inside, a fillet of thickened resin covered
> by a layer or two of glass cloth or tape should give great strength
> and be relatively easy to do.

> Do one side, snip off the excess wire and do the other side

> If it is possible for you to do the outside first, then when
> you apply the thickend fillet material to the inside it will be forced
> into the gaps and voids. When it cures it will bond and fill. If you
> do the inside first, consider covering the outside seam with duct
> tape or masking tape to keep the fillet material from falling through.

> Obviously you will sand to roughen the surface a bit before glassing,
> and then blend that into the hull and deck with a feather-edge job
> with your sander before finishing with a good marine paint. Paul Jacobson


Messages In This Thread

deck re-attach
Jim Loudon -- 6/30/1998, 7:13 pm
Re: deck re-attach - filling the voids
Shawn Baker -- 7/3/1998, 3:56 pm
Re: deck re-attach - filling the voids
Mark Kanzler -- 7/4/1998, 10:22 am
Re: deck re-attach
Paul Jacobson -- 6/30/1998, 8:06 pm
Re: deck re-attach
Jim Loudon -- 6/30/1998, 9:10 pm
Re: deck re-attach
Paul Jacobson -- 7/4/1998, 1:27 am
Re: deck re-attach fillet materials.
Mark Kanzler -- 7/4/1998, 10:16 am
Re: deck re-attach
Mark Kanzler -- 7/1/1998, 10:37 am
Re: deck re-attach
Jim Loudon -- 7/1/1998, 3:13 pm
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Mark Kanzler -- 7/1/1998, 4:10 pm
Re: Epoxy vs polyester
Jim Loudon -- 7/1/1998, 4:44 pm
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Mark Kanzler -- 7/1/1998, 5:01 pm
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