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Old Fiberglass Deck Deterioration...HELP!!

I was taking the rubrails off my new to me 1970 P-23 this morning. When I got done I had fiberglass all over my legs from laying down on the deck working. I had to use tape to get it off....duct tape works the best by the way.

Anyway, is there anything I can do to seal the deck so this doesn't happen anymore?

Thanks for the help CliffL, nice kicks to the boom traveler. I am intrepid.
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What do you mean by fiberglass all over your legs?

If you're talking about a whitish powder, that is probably oxidized gelcoat, and you can re-gelcoat the hull in those areas or paint over it after sanding it down to a solid gelcoat.

If you're talking tiny glass fibers, then you probably have damaged laminate, and really need to sand it and re-coat with resin and then either gelcoat or paint over the resin.
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My guess is that it is oxidation...compound the deck and wax it before resorting to more drastic solutions.
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Thanks guys!

I like trying to compound and wax. I did realize this afternoon, when finishing the port side that I was laying on a hatch that is nasty old fiberglass and should be replaced. I think that is my culprit.
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Was there to help

You've heard, "blind leading the blind"

Well I was over at GTN's today to help remove the rub-rails...she did complain of having fiberglass on her legs...I volunteered to help remove said intruders...no luck.
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Yep.. duct tape really does take it off.
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CliffL there's always tomorrow...and that is a straight up lie.
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