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Marine-Tex Fiberglass Repair #13584388 06/05/20 09:12 PM
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Filling screw holes in the 'glass battery tray where the onboard charger mounts and using Marine-Tex for the first time. Does it always start black and then cures to gray? Just wondering not that it matters for the piece.

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Re: Marine-Tex Fiberglass Repair [Re: Crankin_Hank] #13584821 06/06/20 02:25 AM
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If you bought Grey it will. I have always used white. Check your box i have only seen grey and white.


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Re: Marine-Tex Fiberglass Repair [Re: Crankin_Hank] #13584974 06/06/20 11:01 AM
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It cured black. So now I know.

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Re: Marine-Tex Fiberglass Repair [Re: Crankin_Hank] #13585066 06/06/20 01:14 PM
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It's magic. When it's sanded it turns gray. I need finer grit. Back to the hardware store.


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Re: Marine-Tex Fiberglass Repair [Re: Crankin_Hank] #13588651 06/09/20 04:53 PM
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If you do it again try putting clear packing tape over the marine tek sticky side down. Leave until the marine tek hardens. A lot less sanding this way.


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Re: Marine-Tex Fiberglass Repair [Re: Crankin_Hank] #13589835 06/10/20 04:10 PM
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It really stayed black in color but doesn't really matter. I'll see how it drills and taps today. I think it has a tendency to flex and the PORT side works loose while the STBD stays tight kind of chewing at the fiberglass with #8 SS screws. Maybe rubber washers would alleviate that with smaller fender washers? Carries a lot of weight with GP 27 Batt. and the onboard charger attached.


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That sounds good. The Dremel tool made short work out of smoothing it down without too many scratches.


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