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Old 11-03-2007, 19:45   #1
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Fiberglass Repair Question

Doing a repair on one of my workboats, a Boston Whaler Outrage 21. I have never worked with fiberglass before, but all of the literature and video I have read and seen on the subject reference using "Peel Ply" or a release fabric on the repair. I am having trouble finding such a product. Is a release fabric crucial to a successful repair and if so, any ideas where to find it? West Marine/Port Supply don't seem to carry it and I find no mention of anything like it on the Tap Plastics web site. Thanks.

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Old 11-03-2007, 20:04   #2
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Peel ply will save you some work, dust and sandpaper in fairing the repair. You can use any number of products, some made specifically for the application and some not. There is a "poor mans peel ply" which is nothing more than Visqueen sold in most hardware stores. It's laid tight and smoothed out over the repair to smooth it out.

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Your local fabric store may have a nylon inner-liner which is often used. It'll leave a small textured surface which is good for a mechanical bond if you're planning to gel-coat.

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Old 11-03-2007, 20:33   #3
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Google ..The company Fiberglass Coatings in St. Petersburg..They have everything for fiberglass.. boat building and repair...call them up and they will solve your problem..
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I just used the plastic that plexiglass comes in and it works awsome! I was wondering the same thing though and I was even thinking about - gulp - seran wrap.

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Thanks for the replies. I think I will just use some 2mm plastic sheeting. The repair is small enough that it wouldn't be much of a job to fair it anyway.
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