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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Squidd,

Ditto what jfdub said.

If you want to be in the water this season, forget you saw what you saw, mix up some slightly thickened epoxy, slather it on the exposed mat, roll it out, mix up some fairing compound, slather it on, sand and shape it, cover it with some barrier coat, bottom paint and go. In the fall, soda blast it and spend the winter cleaning it up.
I think I'm in full agreement here...It's only a 5 month season at best up here so I want to get 'er wet and shake 'er out...

I have a buddy that can do the blasting and I have indoor work space to "do it right" when I have more time (and money) next fall...so that's the plan...

Now just need to come up with a plan to patch into what I have...

It's not quite as soft as Bondo, but it is a quite soft and powdery whatever it is...

I'm not grinding all that aggressively, just cleaning out the "divots"... like I said, you can see the red "top coat" in the bottom of the grooves on the lowest level..So that was done before I got there..

I just gotta fix it...

"Might as well take 'er out...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."
"Captin Ron"
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