I put a deep scratch ( gouge ) in my plastic necky looksha. Would like to fill it. Any ideas ?
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is it more than cosmetic?|
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-02-14 12:40 PM (EST)
Most scratches and gouges in polyethylene kayaks represent only cosmetic injury and don't really substantially weaken the boat.
Try this ...|
Posted by: wetzool on Feb-02-14 12:50 PM (EST)
yes, my boat|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Feb-03-14 12:34 AM (EST)
Yes, the red and orange boat is mine. But that doesn't make me an expert on the process, just on scratching boats...
single layer polyethylene ...|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Feb-02-14 10:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-03-14 8:31 AM (EST)
This pdf file from Wilderness Systems describes repair methods for rotomolded polyethylene boats.
Posted by: flip701 on Feb-03-14 11:20 AM (EST)
a lot of good ideas. Tarp sounds easiest & safest. have to find some orange tarp as the kayak color is sunburst
cosmetic vs. structural ...|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Feb-04-14 1:32 PM (EST)
Posted by: willowleaf on Feb-03-14 12:54 PM (EST)
I used to manage a ski shop and we used P-tex sticks (a flat stick of polyethylene that you melted with a torch like sealing wax) to patch deep gouges in ski and snowboard bases. Has anybody ever tried this with roto kayaks or knows why it would not work? Stuff is cheap at ski shops, less than $10 usually for a multi-pack. You melt a bunch of it into the cleaned out scratch or ding and then, once it's cooles, carve it smooth with a metal scraper.