Filling dings, dents, and gouges or for overall fairing above the waterline on fiberglass when finishing with gelcoat, or when primed and painted. I was worried that the tape would simply fall off the wet resin when I placed it, but it didn't, it stayed in place and I had no trouble rollering it into the resin.
Repeat this step, as many times as necessary to get the smooth, fair hull you want. This type of fast-drying surfacing putty is used above the waterline to fill fastener holes and shallow gouges and to fair minor imperfections in fiberglass or bare wood prior to painting.
But I also had a hull that would hold together when I snipped out the ties.
You will not be sorry. One thing you might note from this picture is that the surface of the epoxy isn't as smooth as I had hoped it would be. Pragma Dec 15, 2010. Thanks, guys, I truly appreciate your taking your time to respond.
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The tape is then wetted out and the whole lot left to cure together.
Hope this info helps ya some........ Floors and floorboards. Stop watching this discussion.
Dec 2012 Posts: Even after these few short segments, I felt I was doing a much neater job than when I began. Fairing a modern production race boat By larryholt , September 14, 2007 in Sailing Anarchy. Back in the late seventies and early eighties The builders built a few thousand J-24s and then were all very much the same as they came from the factory. Boston Jan 24, 2010.
Dec 2012. If your racing there is no reason in the world not have your boat faired properly.
I've been racing for 30 years or so now... It dries in a few minutes, with the bottom-paint re-hardening into a non-stick anti-fouling finish that exhibits reduced drag. The faster, easier, cheaper way to fill gaps and low spots is to use a pre-mixed epoxy fairing putty such as TotalBoat TotalFair.
Grinding and beveling roughs up the surface so the fairing compound can achieve a sound mechanical bond.