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I'm pretty handy with epoxy and stuff. I was wondering if anyone has actually repaired soft spots on deck and used the gibco flex molds? The online photos in Minicraft.com 's website make it look easier then it must be.
Minicraft sells matching gelcoat for many many boats.
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Denise...someone else here recommended them some time ago. Just have no idea who. I've seen it done with a wax impression of existing pattern pressed into almost dry gelcoat repair.
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I actually just helped re-do some non-skid yesterday, with a mold made of epoxy. I'd imagine the silicone Gibco molds would be easier to work with than a big square of epoxy and better at matching the curved surfaces.
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SD did you happen to take some pics? I've only a couple of spots on my cabin top that are soft so I'm interested in fixing them someday. My guess is pressing the mold when the gel or epoxy is just about cured and still soft enough to form. Oday's non skid was a very fine diamond pattern. (very rough on the knees incidently)

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