The bottom of my Encore is starting to have some ABS showing through the skin. Do I need to slap some s-glass on it now, or is it immaterial at this point. This is, predictably, under the saddle.
BTW, it isn't a pink boat, it is a red boat with pink scratches.
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Ah's jus' shoot a couple o' coats o'|
Posted by: FatElmo on Dec-27-12 2:11 PM (EST)
vinyl paint (or Krylon) on it every so often.
Yeah, just paint it until it's big |
Posted by: g2d on Dec-27-12 2:55 PM (EST)
enough to make glassing worthwhile.
If it makes you feel better paint it.|
Posted by: mornstein on Dec-27-12 3:35 PM (EST)
If you don't care about the looks, it's not likely that the boat does either. The boat likely doesn't spend enough time with it's bottom skyward to worry about UV degradation. When the vinyl wears off to the point that the core is in obvious danger, that's when I'd add some glass.
g-flex + aluminum powder|
Posted by: bluemerle on Dec-27-12 7:57 PM (EST)
Interesting idea. Lighter than glassing,|
Posted by: g2d on Dec-27-12 8:14 PM (EST)
although the 2 layer S-glass patch under my solo pedestal has lasted better than G-flex and aluminum powder could do.
I thought it was fuschia... |
Posted by: eckilson on Dec-28-12 5:44 AM (EST)
My boat is teal - what were they thinking when they picked those colors.
What and where ??? too late now|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Dec-28-12 6:49 AM (EST)
No WAY would I worry about it. just IMO
Chip, that's a lovely pink boat|
Posted by: bowrudder on Dec-28-12 8:16 AM (EST)
you've got there! ;-)
I like answers that don't involve work!|
Posted by: booztalkin on Dec-28-12 9:03 AM (EST)
Thanks everybody for the input and ideas.
Doesn't look bad at all|
Posted by: pblanc on Dec-28-12 9:55 AM (EST)
Only the green marks are visible ABS denuded of the outer vinyl layer and they are quite modest.
Posted by: bowrudder on Dec-28-12 11:26 AM (EST)
women love a man confident enough to paddle a pink boat! ;-)
Posted by: booztalkin on Dec-28-12 10:37 PM (EST)
That's an answer that requires work! ~~Chip