Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-08-2015, 12:22   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Mandeville, LA
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 48
Temporary patches for Voids in gelcoat

Can anyone recommend a product/material to use to patch voids until I'm able to repaint in the fall? I'm not docked where I can work on them properly or I'd start grinding and filling.

Thanks much
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1440354024393.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	40.0 KB
ID:	107832   Click image for larger version

Name:	1440354043706.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	36.8 KB
ID:	107833  

__________________

__________________
GuidoY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2015, 12:30   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: Temporary patches for Voids in gelcoat

Those look to me like simple gel-coat voids. If so, I would just leave them as is until you can do them properly. There won't be any problems - heck, we have a couple of those on our moulded toe rail that I have been meaning to get to for many years…

Mark
__________________

__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-08-2015, 09:21   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Mandeville, LA
Boat: Tartan 30
Posts: 48
Re: Temporary patches for Voids in gelcoat

Good to hear!
I guess they've been ok for this long.
They just seem to be more noticeable recently.
__________________
GuidoY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-08-2015, 14:42   #4
Registered User
 
zboss's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: On a boat
Boat: Cabo Rico 38
Posts: 3,431
Re: Temporary patches for Voids in gelcoat

I've been using epoxy thickened with microfibers with some white pigment. Sanded down and covered with a small bit of gelcoat repair, they aren't noticeable.
__________________
zboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gelcoat

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to Fill the Ballast Voids bletso Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 21-06-2014 06:32
could use some interprotect advice regarding filling voids/cracks with watertitie. albergsailor Monohull Sailboats 0 16-07-2012 09:42
What Epoxy for Cockpit Floor Voids ? FraidNot Construction, Maintenance & Refit 8 03-11-2010 16:54
Repairing Small Patches of Delaminating Varnish in Interior ? dennisail Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 01-09-2010 06:03
Supreme Court Vermont voids one of two drunk boating convictions Amgine Cruising News & Events 4 10-09-2007 22:40



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:01.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.