texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Brasberry, Ryan Butler, Hemingway, TxFalcon, Stan D
109268 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,106
hopalong 78,911
Pilothawk 77,517
John175® 69,819
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,665
Tritonman 58,392
LoneStarSon® 54,816
Mark Perry 54,775
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,002
Posts12,998,571
Members109,268
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. #12593975
01/24/18 10:11 PM
01/24/18 10:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,160
Justin, TX.
Donald Harper Offline OP
TFF Guru
Donald Harper  Offline OP
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,160
Justin, TX.
I need someone with the knowledge of how to use the kit. I put a small gouge on the bow just below the hook up ring. Got the boat off center line and hit the step at the front of the trailer while loading in the wind.

Any help would be appreciated. I can bring the boat to you and cover all expenses. Please contact:
By PM. - Cell: 432-553-1874 - Email: fishnteacher@gmail.com



Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594057
01/24/18 11:10 PM
01/24/18 11:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 747
Kingwood, TX
K
Kisndismis Offline
Pro Angler
Kisndismis  Offline
Pro Angler
K

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 747
Kingwood, TX
Following, and which kit did you get Donald? I high centered on something real hard last week and have a couple that I want to give attention to once it warms.


Watch it happen, make it happen, or say what the hell happened. Capt. Phil Harris F/V Cornelia Marie RIP
Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594119
01/24/18 11:53 PM
01/24/18 11:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 5,138
Dallas,tx
B
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Celebrity
bradnitro175  Offline
TFF Celebrity
B

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 5,138
Dallas,tx
I'd use some grey Marine tex, intel you can have a professional fix it.If you want


Originally Posted By: John175®
your bait sux,and your boat is ugly.
Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594153
01/25/18 12:16 AM
01/25/18 12:16 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,160
Justin, TX.
Donald Harper Offline OP
TFF Guru
Donald Harper  Offline OP
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,160
Justin, TX.
Don't know a thing about the KITS. I have never used one; just know they are available for small jobs. Can't wait for a pro to fix it, as we are headed back to Mexico in a week or two. Was hoping there was someone here with some experience that could help get the kit that is needed and do the repair.

I got Beer. roflmao


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594192
01/25/18 12:37 AM
01/25/18 12:37 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,443
TX
C
Chris_K Offline
Extreme Angler
Chris_K  Offline
Extreme Angler
C

Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,443
TX
Mr. Harper,

While I don't have the experience you seek, I thought this video may be of assistance
https://youtu.be/3XCQ9ne7KXc

Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594200
01/25/18 12:42 AM
01/25/18 12:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,636
Hill county
L
Legend LE-195 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Legend LE-195  Offline
TFF Team Angler
L

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,636
Hill county
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
I'd use some grey Marine tex, intel you can have a professional fix it.If you want


^This, cover the marine tx w/ the clear backing that comes off ez-fuse tape until it cures and it will be just as shiny as new gel coat.

Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594288
01/25/18 01:38 AM
01/25/18 01:38 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,854
Cleburne Tx
J
JMac-D Offline
Extreme Angler
JMac-D  Offline
Extreme Angler
J

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,854
Cleburne Tx
don't use marine tex, get the evercoat gel coat repair kit. it is super easy to use, it will look 100k times better than marine tex.

Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594420
01/25/18 02:29 AM
01/25/18 02:29 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,636
Hill county
L
Legend LE-195 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Legend LE-195  Offline
TFF Team Angler
L

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,636
Hill county
Originally Posted By: JMac-D
don't use marine tex, get the evercoat gel coat repair kit. it is super easy to use, it will look 100k times better than marine tex.
With such a small chip in that location I would still go with marine tex its more durable. With the repair kit you have to sand and wet sand over and over, would think that would be a major pain in that spot close to the keel guard

Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594532
01/25/18 03:33 AM
01/25/18 03:33 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,537
nederland, TX
T
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler
the skipper  Offline
TFF Team Angler
T

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,537
nederland, TX
The gel coat kit is easy. No way I would do anything else. Just what JMac said.

Last edited by the skipper; 01/25/18 03:34 AM.
Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594650
01/25/18 06:08 AM
01/25/18 06:08 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14,540
Hurst, TX
K.D. Online content
TFF Guru
K.D.  Online Content
TFF Guru

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 14,540
Hurst, TX
I saw this earlier and thought for sure someone would have offered to fix it. I just did a similiar repair to my black Skeeter hull. It was super easy. I watched two videos on YouTube that offered the most help.

Here they are. Disregard all the mixing in the first video. The second shows the kit and how easy it is.. but the steps to repair in the first video are helpful..

I searched YouTube for black gel coat repair and found several helpful vides


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nxIAJU1KQ


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_SQY2_y4Zhw

The kit is available at Academy and I used the black right out of the tube. Be sure and prep the area with the grinder bit in a dremel or small cordless, then mask, sand, apply, cover with the sheet and then sand and buff. Incredibly easy

My spot was a rock chip from towing but was about the same size as yours. 2 hours start to finish.

Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594703
01/25/18 12:40 PM
01/25/18 12:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 913
Texas
JG ZX250 Offline
Pro Angler
JG ZX250  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 913
Texas
Be aware that if you use the Marine Tex, you need to fill the chip completely, then wet sand and polish. You won't be able to put gel coat over Marine Tex as it will not bind, and come off.


Taking 5 to the weigh-in occurs when opportunity meets successful execution of one's preparation.
Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594792
01/25/18 01:53 PM
01/25/18 01:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 514
Oak Point, TX
LTC Realty Offline
Pro Angler
LTC Realty  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 514
Oak Point, TX
Call Chris as Classic Fiberclass. Let him know how small it is and that you are on a time constraint. He may or may not be able to squeeze you in. I had a small spot on my boat like that last year, he had me bring it up on a tuesday and had it back to me friday. Said because it was small he was able to work on it between the bigger jobs as other boats were drying/setting ect.


Gensis 27:3 "Go now, take your weapons, your quiver, and your bow, go out into the field and hunt game for me."

Look-To-Christ Real Estate.
Let me know if I can help you with any of your real estate needs!

Bryley Doucet
Ph: 469-261-1076
Email: Bryley@Rogershealy.com
Re: Fiberglass Repair Kit - Help. [Re: Donald Harper] #12594834
01/25/18 02:12 PM
01/25/18 02:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,160
Justin, TX.
Donald Harper Offline OP
TFF Guru
Donald Harper  Offline OP
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,160
Justin, TX.
Thanks for all the help guys. I will call Chris this morning. I am afraid to touch it as I have not used a repair kit before. It is also in a tight place and my mobility is not what it once was to work under the boat for a long period of time.


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2