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    Bruised ski... whats best to fix?

    Should I use Marine tex and white paint? or gelcoat repair like http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...w&i=20315&aID=

    Whats best way to repair this. Its on outside only, not innerhull.
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    I would not use either of those if it where me.... that area will flex and couse both of those products to crack (I would think) i would use something with a cloth and resin (good old fiberglass) I think there is a specific resin that is recomended to use on our skis...


    I am not a pro so i would ask someone that has more experince than me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUNWME View Post
    Should I use Marine tex and white paint? or gelcoat repair like http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...w&i=20315&aID=

    Whats best way to repair this. Its on outside only, not innerhull.
    You have to use West epoxy systems to do the body work
    http://www.westsystem.com/

    If the hull is SMC, it has to be painted with urethane based paint (single, two or three stage), (base-clear or polyurethane)

    If the hull is gelcoated it must be blended with gelcoat or paint the entire surface with polyurethane.
    Preparation is everything to attain professional results.
    I don't think that area should be flexible, but you can add a flex additive to the base and clear and it would'nt hurt anything

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    Wink You Sure...?????

    Hey David....

    I wouldn't bet against that damage being inside the hull also...!!!

    It looks pretty banged up there...

    Have you pulled the foam out from under the trim mechanism and around the fuel tank..???
    To give it a real good inspection..????

    It definitely looks (from the image) that it needs surgery.??

    He He He.... give Harry glassman a call...

    Anyway i'm not so sure the front of the ski is double skinned..!!!

    I thought it was only the botttom side..!!??? (more than likely this'll be wrong through.?)

    The thing is if you only slap some filler in there..?
    The first time you bump into a boatdock or an other ski it'll crack again..!!!
    (why is it when your sitting about in the water. people come along then bump into your ski.. WTF..??)

    Gerry

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    If you reach your hand under the rub rail, where the damage is its just single layer overhanging the structure part. I will know more when I tackle it, but until it gets too cold to ride, I will continue tinkering and tuning

    It needs to be properly repaired to keep from easily happening again. Are these gprs just painted over smc?

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    ???????

    David..

    That's where the top and bottom halves of the hull are stuck together(behind the rub rail)

    You really need to get in about it from under the hood...!!

    Hell stick a flashlight in there and see if there's light coming through for starters..??

    Either way if it were mine, i'd try to make it as strong as possible again..!

    Gerry

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    It definitely needs to be reinforced from the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadzilla View Post
    Hey David....

    I wouldn't bet against that damage being inside the hull also...!!!

    It looks pretty banged up there...

    Have you pulled the foam out from under the trim mechanism and around the fuel tank..???
    To give it a real good inspection..????

    It definitely looks (from the image) that it needs surgery.??

    He He He.... give Harry glassman a call...

    Anyway i'm not so sure the front of the ski is double skinned..!!!

    I thought it was only the botttom side..!!??? (more than likely this'll be wrong through.?)

    The thing is if you only slap some filler in there..?
    The first time you bump into a boatdock or an other ski it'll crack again..!!!
    (why is it when your sitting about in the water. people come along then bump into your ski.. WTF..??)

    Gerry
    Can't do that
    Like I said, preparation is everything. Eventually it will crack and leak

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    When it gets light in an hour I will pull out the foam and bucket and look inside to see exactly what is damaged.
    Last edited by RUNWME; 11-02-2007 at 06:52 AM.

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    It is best to cut out all of the damage and repair the hole..

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