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    ride plate holes question

    how come all my ride plate holes came out already??

    i used water weld like most other guys and seriously within two rides they were all out.. i gave em like 5 days to cure too before i took the ski out..

    could it be how it was applied ? i made sure to smooth out the plugs before it set.

    thanks for the input fellas


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    I use JB Quick Weld, it's the stuff that comes in a roll that you mend together with your fingers to activate. Never had a problem at all with it.

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    Did you clean out the holes good with a good degreaser???What i do when im filling rideplate holes i first take out 1 bolt at a time,using a dremel with a fine sanding drum i scuff the inside of the hole,once all holes are scuffed i then clean them out with brake clean..after that i blow the holes out and fill with the epoxy...

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    How do you get it out should you need to replace/repair ride-plate?

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    Drill several small holes around the perimeter and take a flat blade screw driver and hammer and chisel it out.

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    +1, it is usually fairly easy to remove.



    Quote Originally Posted by jhill19 View Post
    Drill several small holes around the perimeter and take a flat blade screw driver and hammer and chisel it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattydipps View Post
    how come all my ride plate holes came out already??

    could it be how it was applied ? i made sure to smooth out the plugs before it set.
    Did you use the "rope around the bolt" method? If so, maybe you used too much rope and the epoxy had little remaining to hang onto...and when the rope lets go, the epoxy plug leaves with it.

    +1 on cleaning the surface of any oils or residue of any kind before applying the epoxy.

    Next time, don't use any rope (if you did the first time). When you need to remove them in the future: +1 on cracking them out with a screwdriver until you can get a socket on them. Then the removal of the bolt will shave the remainder out.

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    Use insulated wire instead of rope around bolts makes things a little easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1300r View Post
    Use insulated wire instead of rope around bolts makes things a little easier.
    Excellent idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkturbo! View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mattydipps View Post
    how come all my ride plate holes came out already??

    could it be how it was applied ? i made sure to smooth out the plugs before it set.
    Did you use the "rope around the bolt" method? If so, maybe you used too much rope and the epoxy had little remaining to hang onto...and when the rope lets go, the epoxy plug leaves with it.

    +1 on cleaning the surface of any oils or residue of any kind before applying the epoxy.

    Next time, don't use any rope (if you did the first time). When you need to remove them in the future: +1 on cracking them out with a screwdriver until you can get a socket on them. Then the removal of the bolt will shave the remainder out.
    I did use the rope around the bolt method and I don't doubt I used too much.. Its hard to feel your arms after theyve been staight in the air for a good 40 minutes so I'm sure I added a little too much rope.. I even had to hide some of the excess rope with the water weld haha

    And no, no prep before I did this.. I didn't even think to prep the holes.

    Looks like I have to have a better go on round two.. Ill try to get this done tomorrow night.. I'm off the next two days and want to get out in the water both days

    Thanks for the help ill let y'all know what happens

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