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    Filling Ride Plate Holes

    Can i use 5200 Marine sealant?


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    NO!!!!!!! you dont want to use that..Youll never get it out once it drys...You need something like JB weld...

    Heres the how to on filling the holes..and it shows what type of epoxy to use:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3320

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakegastonrxp View Post
    Can i use 5200 Marine sealant?
    You can use whatever you want JK
    Be sure to put some string arround the head of bolt with a bit of tape.

    You need something that gets rock hard when cured, like water weld. The silicones or sealants will not hold there shape and dont get hard and fall out.

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    i use JB water weld.. been 20hr's and still holding strong. saw 1.5mph increase in top speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsterme View Post
    i use JB water weld.. been 20hr's and still holding strong. saw 1.5mph increase in top speed
    Its kinda funny, I remember when my ski was basically stage 1 i was all over the ride plate holes filled.
    But once it went to high boost and high rpm i have not filled my holes since last rideplate change made.

    I guess it is called LAZY

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    I used a putty from lowes called 'fix it stick' its found in the plumbing department. I did not use the string, I just chiseled it out with a pick when I had to take the rideplate off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Its kinda funny, I remember when my ski was basically stage 1 i was all over the ride plate holes filled.
    But once it went to high boost and high rpm i have not filled my holes since last grate change made.

    I guess it is called LAZY
    I was lazy and didnt touch the grate, only did the 4 on the plate.. going r&d grate so ill smooooth it out then. once it warms up ill be spending alot of time under the ski

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsterme View Post
    I was lazy and didnt touch the grate, only did the 4 on the plate.. going r&d grate so ill smooooth it out then. once it warms up ill be spending alot of time under the ski
    Then you missed two of them ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsterme View Post
    I was lazy and didnt touch the grate, only did the 4 on the plate.. going r&d grate so ill smooooth it out then. once it warms up ill be spending alot of time under the ski

    I meant ride plate and not grate.

    I am not sure what person can use for the grate holes as there is not much there to fill???

    I need to fill my ride plate holes i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Then you missed two of them ...
    BigD your right... been awhile lol i filled all 6.

    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    I meant ride plate and not grate.

    I am not sure what person can use for the grate holes as there is not much there to fill???

    I need to fill my ride plate holes i guess.
    Ill be filling and smoothing everything down there, it can be done just gotta be creative.

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