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    Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 6:05am
I recently had my 32' express soda blasted and have a question about some bare spots near the prop pockets where there is apparently no gel coat. They are smooth and glossy and there is no edge with the gel coat around it like it was blasted away, it appears as though it was either very thin or non existent here originally. My plan is to clean the whole hull with 202 and fill the few small pop and crack areas before applying the 2000 and CSC paint but I wasn't really sure what to do with these areas. What would you recommend and also which filler would you recommend for the pops and a few cracks? ( I have pictures of the areas which would probably be helpful if you provide an e-mail I will send them)

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If you have bare laminate material showing in the areas that do not have gelcoat it would be best to apply a coat of Epoxy Resin prior to applying InterProtect 2000E.  The best filler to use is Watertite.  Hope this helps.

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Hi ,  If I have a few bare 1 inches sized patches where I sanded thru the gelcoat (by mistake).   do I need to use epoxy resin (Epiglass) to cover these spots before the Interprotect 2000E ?       

The patches are smooth from sanding but can see the fibreglass.  Would it be Epiglass or Watertite  or both ?

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If you can simply see the fibers but cannot physically feel the fibers themselves, then you will only need to use Watertite for the filling. However if you can see and feel the fibers then it would be best to first seal off the surface with Epiglass and then follow right back up with the Watertite to complete the remainder of the filling.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NJJDC2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2012 at 4:33am
Jay & Brian thanks for the info. In my situation the areas in question are approximately one square foot at each prop pocket and you can not feel any fibers, it is perfectly smooth. If I am applying 3 or 4 coats of 2000 is it still necessary to apply resin first?
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You are certainly welcome for the information and since you cannot feel the fibers, then there is no need for you to use any of the epoxy resin and you would be just fine to go ahead and apply the InterProtect 2000E directly.
 
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Yes, it does. I wish all manufacturers provided support this fast and easy!
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Sounds great and glad that we could assist. Good luck with the rest of the work!
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