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Old 10-11-2004, 02:58 PM
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Hi,
I just Primed my Prather fiberglass hull & a million pin holes apperad, the more I prime the more holes I see. How can I fix the problem ?

Thank You !

Terry
Old 10-11-2004, 04:57 PM
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Default RE: Pin Holes a big problem HELP

Spread automotive spot putty over the entire hull and start sanding. Epoxy-'glas saves weight, yeah-----right. After you add filler, primer, more filler, more primer, rinse, repeat, I don't see the real weight savings.
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Thanks Ron, You have been a big help !!
The hull is a mess I will not buy another Prather hull, it is not stronger or lighter than my gel coated hulls & it is 10 times the work, I wish I sent it back[]

Thanks again Ron

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Old 10-14-2004, 03:59 PM
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Default RE: Pin Holes a big problem HELP

i've got a prather hull and it's geat, almost no gelcoat glitches. i agree BONDO is probably your best bet.
Old 10-14-2004, 04:23 PM
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I thinking of getting myself an epoxy-glas boat myself for a Winter project, possibly a Sport 40 so I'm looking for other ideas too.
Old 10-14-2004, 06:49 PM
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Just a thought, if I can find a can of primer & brush it on forceing the primer into all those holes ?

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do you have an air comressor? get heavy duty filler/ sandable car primer and give the boat a few thick coats of it, brushing it may work but you will still have to sand it smooth. What if you sanded the gelcote down? just extra options. If all else fails bondo.
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Auto Filler primer in spray cans from your local O Rielly Auto parts store. Works great, wet sand, and put on your first coat of paint as a sealer. Do not be afraid to put it on pretty thick. It wet sands easy. I use catalized enamel for paint.

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I ran into another trick yesterday on another site. Use spackling putty, the same stuff used to fix cracks in walls.

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