I started a new thread from the fiberglass one. I'm looking for a low viscosity,flexable,clear sealer to fill and seal gellcoat cracks. Yes I know they are considered cosmetic only.
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Posted by: bnystrom on Jan-03-13 7:16 AM (EST)
...it's a waste of time. More than likely, whatever you smear into the cracks won't seal them and is likely to make the boat look worse than if you just left the cracks alone. If you're determined to do something, make sure you use a sealer that does NOT contain silicone, as silicone residue makes other repairs very difficult.
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Posted by: g2d on Jan-03-13 7:17 AM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-03-13 8:25 AM (EST)
I recently acquired an old Bell Black Gold Wildfire hull that has a lot of spidering in the clear gel coat, especially at the stems, which is to the extent that I am concerned the gel will start to chip off over time.
Posted by: rblturtle on Jan-03-13 11:27 AM (EST)
I know I may be making Much adoo about nothing ,but it bothers me.
Posted by: BNystrom on Jan-04-13 7:22 AM (EST)
...Let It Go.
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Posted by: Jaybabina on Jan-04-13 8:25 AM (EST)
fill the cracks for mental peace, how about exterior or marine varnish. Paint it over the cracks and give it 10 minutes or so, then wipe off any on the surface. You can even do that a few times.This way it's thin enough to travel into the cracks and will not be a mess on the surface if it gets wiped clean.