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post #5 of Old 07-04-2007
marlers
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Jim,
I have used UHMW for base pads under many of our deck hardware components with great sucess. I first did a test sample by sanding the block in two directiones to create tooth in the pad then applied 3M 5200 to the pad and fastened the test block to a finished fiberglass block after two weeks I removed the fasteners and used the hammer test to remove the block, I found that it wac as well bonded as any teak pad that I have removed from our boat. Isand the blocke after shaping them to provide a uniform satin finish which is easy to clean and as an added bonus I dont need to varnish these small pads as there is ample other surfaces to maintain the varnish on.
Fair winds, Steve
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