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    Beat up Pump Shoe... still seal it?

    I have a pump shoe that has seen better days. It is not terrible, but has some pitting on the interior surfaces. Is it worth shelling out the big bucks for a new one? Will there be much of a difference? I am looking to seal the pump shoe and I would rather do it with a nice shoe.


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    I would take it off, sand and polish is smooth.

    If there are some indents or imperfections you are unhappy with just fill them with marine tex and sand smooth. Then just seal it to the hull and thats about it.

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    I was thinking of skimming it with epoxy... but isn't there a risk of it getting sucked through?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's GPR View Post
    I would take it off, sand and polish is smooth.

    If there are some indents or imperfections you are unhappy with just fill them with marine tex and sand smooth. Then just seal it to the hull and thats about it.

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    Pics always help.If it is pitted up then try to sand it out.Check for any cracks.I always check my shoes on a granite slab for trueness.Glass or a good flat surface is ok.

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    I do not see any cracks in it, but there are probably about 6 to 8 small pits in the surface of it. I do not think I could sand deep enough to sand them out. Is it ok to epoxy fill them?

    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    Pics always help.If it is pitted up then try to sand it out.Check for any cracks.I always check my shoes on a granite slab for trueness.Glass or a good flat surface is ok.

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    I wouldnt worry about it.Yes you can fill them.Make sure you prep the surface real good so the filler will stick and hold.Marine-tex works good also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    I wouldnt worry about it.Yes you can fill them.Make sure you prep the surface real good so the filler will stick and hold.Marine-tex works good also.

    Thank you. One last thing... better to skim the whole surface with a thin layer of the epoxy and then sand and polish it or to just fill the holes?

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    Any advice? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o uncola o View Post
    Thank you. One last thing... better to skim the whole surface with a thin layer of the epoxy and then sand and polish it or to just fill the holes?
    Either way will work. You can skim the entire surface with a very thin layer filling in holes. Use a razor blade of something very flat and straight to apply. This will help with a lot less cleanup and sanding.

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