fiberglass cracks


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Old 10-16-06, 07:07 PM
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fiberglass cracks

Is there a easy way for the diy'er to repair spider cracks in a fiberglass boat.
I have a 16ft fish and ski with loys of tiny spider cracks along the sides of the hull on the top portion of the boat facing the sun along the railing.
 
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Old 10-20-06, 08:20 AM
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Are you sure it cracks in the glass. Or is it just cracks in the Gelcoat. that is what it is most of the time. There are Match'N Patch kits out the repair them. Some people call them spider cracks
www.Defender has repair kit and gel coat scratch kits


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Old 10-20-06, 09:43 AM
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Well i'm not sure, they are light cracks that could be in just the surface.
What is involved with fixing those?
 
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Old 10-20-06, 10:08 AM
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Most of the time just get a Gelcoat kit and fill them in. Have found and been told. That if the Gelcoat is like to thick on a place on the boat that it will tend to get the spider cracks in it. That like a lot of the big boats have gone over to a Awlgrip paint job and no Gelcoat because of the spider cracks and osmosis.

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sounds good then.

Have you used a repair kit like this before?

What is required, alot like bondo ? mix up some putty, spread it on and sand it down and paint ?
 
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Old 10-20-06, 01:57 PM
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You got it go for it.

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