Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > RC Boats General Discussion
Reload this Page >

Filling holes in fiberglass

Notices
RC Boats General Discussion Discuss general rc boating topics here.

Filling holes in fiberglass

Old 04-29-2005, 09:17 PM
  #1  
jhanlon12
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Filling holes in fiberglass

I was wonder what the best thing to do to fill small screw holes in a fiberglass boat? Will need to paint it afterward as well so not sure what is the best material or procedure. Thanks.
Old 04-29-2005, 11:35 PM
  #2  
Umi_Ryuzuki
 
Umi_Ryuzuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: PDX, OR
Posts: 1,664
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Filling holes in fiberglass

A little bit of epoxy, or "bondo" spot putty would suffice for small screw holes.

It could then be sanded, and painted without any trouble.

[8D]
Old 04-30-2005, 07:51 AM
  #3  
TERBObob
Senior Member
My Feedback: (21)
 
TERBObob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Oelwein, IA
Posts: 3,176
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Filling holes in fiberglass

As UMI said ...
and if for "holes" , then use a wooden dowel , cut to size and then epoxy over for a smooth surface .
Old 04-30-2005, 08:50 AM
  #4  
stevblutu15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: W. Long Branch, NJ
Posts: 1,059
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Filling holes in fiberglass

marine tex, epoxy filler, bondo. Marine tex is your best bet because it's made for filling holes in real boats. However the other suggestions will work also.
Old 04-30-2005, 08:08 PM
  #5  
jhanlon12
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Filling holes in fiberglass

Thanks all. I'm not sure what marine tex is or where to purchase it. One other thing I have some decals and stickers on the boat now. What is the best way to clean/prep the boat for painting once I remove everything?
Old 04-30-2005, 08:12 PM
  #6  
TERBObob
Senior Member
My Feedback: (21)
 
TERBObob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Oelwein, IA
Posts: 3,176
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Filling holes in fiberglass

Hit the old paint where the stickers ( to remove the old glue residue ) were with some BRAKE CLEANER ... then sand .....
Old 04-30-2005, 08:23 PM
  #7  
jhanlon12
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Filling holes in fiberglass

For some reason the guy doing the painting said not to sand it. Should i use the brake cleaner in those spots and then just wash the boat down with some sort of detergent?

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.