fiberglass touch up repair
Posted by: old_user on Feb-06-13 1:45 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
Picked up a 17' Oscoda in pretty good shape off ebay a few seasons ago. Not much previous canoe experience, but I really like the stability and swiftness for 2 (or 3) people fishing on lake. Anyhow my son & friends borrowed it for lake camping in Adirondacks this past summer and put some deep scratches in the hull. Are there any recommended quick fixes? wax, fillers , etc.
it hurts to look at. Thanks, Larry
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Posted by: pblanc on Feb-06-13 1:52 PM (EST)
Assuming the boat's exterior is gel coated (most fiberglass canoes are) you can buy a polyester gel coat repair kit with pigments. You can fill in the scratches and gouges pretty well, but you will not get a close color match.
Posted by: old_user on Feb-06-13 1:58 PM (EST)
thanks. color is pretty faded maroon, so just filling and smoothing would be good.
This is what I am talking about|
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-06-13 2:07 PM (EST)
This type of product might do the trick for filling in fairly shallow gouges, scratches and chips:
Posted by: old_user on Feb-06-13 3:43 PM (EST)
thanks again. probably need the hd version as some of the scratches are more like gouges.
West epoxy. |
Posted by: sloopsailor on Feb-06-13 4:23 PM (EST)
I would get some west epoxy, colloidal silca(thickener), fill it in and sand it smooth. make sure to sand and clean first.
Sand well- Mix up some two part..|
Posted by: Jackl on Feb-06-13 4:39 PM (EST)
If it is a gel coat exterior...|
Posted by: openboater on Feb-07-13 6:33 AM (EST)
then use gel coat to fix it. Jamestown gel coat kit is the fix. Don't do the epoxy blends.