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Old 06-23-2009
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Originally Posted by TomKeffer View Post
You're on the right track.

It's easier to get a smooth surface if you pile the epoxy on a little proud, then sand down so it's slightly (very slightly) concave.
I need 10 mills for the gel coat, right? That seems like a lot. If the area being filled is concave, then the gel coat will be very thin at the edges of the hole. Will that cause it to fail?
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