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Rudder repair cont.

I followed everyone''s good advise from last fall, pulled my rudder, took it home, dried it out, consulted West Systems and am now ready to repair the delaminated spots.

New problem: As I was sanding off the bottom paint in the affected areas, I discovered someone has removed all the gel coat from the rudder (except one 2" square). The surface of the entire rudder is bare fiberglass cloth/matt, seemilngly in good shape for a 30 year old rudder. What should I use to coat the rudder with now that it is down to bare glass?

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Epoxy then paint!
It''ll last another 30 years!

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West it! Three coats, each within 24 hours of the last. Lightly sand it fair and finish it as you like.

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