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    FIXING THE R&D RIDE PLATE "DIP" (MANUF. DEFECT

    Well there are several ideas on how to do this, and there is no wrong way in my opinion - this is just the way that I chose to do it because i feel it will have the best results.

    Marine Tex is another possible solution to this problem. I chose JB Weld to work with.
    This is very much the same as trueing a hull except you are actually filling the low spots with this stuff rather than just sanding the high spots down to the low spots. Lots of you will have angles in your rideplates so it will be difficult to sand the "highs" to the "lows" without possibly going through the whole damn plate.
    So I am taking measurements with a strait edge from front to back and filling every low spot in between the ends - so in essence, i am not lowering the plate any lower than its lowest point already - just making it strait.

    I mix the JB weld in a tupaware top that i dont use anymore.



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    this is me measuring after putting first layer on:


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    heat lamp to allow drying:

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    spatula:


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    after the first layer dries, sand it down with 180 or 220 grit to show the low spots like you can see here:


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    2 x 4 block needs to be longer than the plate itself, or you defeat the purpose of truing - you will end up sanding down the same "salad" bowl again.


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    now go back and do it all again one more time once the first layer has dried and you have sanded it down. This time only fill the low spots remaining that didn't quite get done the first go around.


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