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Wetting out horizontal holes?

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So, we are replacing the rubber in our rub rail. Before inserting the new rubber I am going to remove the track and inspect all of the screw and bolt holes. If I need to repair any of those I would plan to drill out and fill with thickened epoxy. However, if the standard practice is to wet out the holes first w/unthickened epoxy, how does one keep the unthickened epoxy in the horizontal hole for a few minutes? And then what's the easiest way to get it out?
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I am with Faster, absent known issues I wouldn't be in a hurry to rip it apart. If you do have an issue then you obviously have to deal with it.

To fill a horizontle hole just tape up one side, and put a strip of tape covering all but the very top on the other. Using a syringe fill the hole completely. The small hole should keep the thickened epoxy from pouring out. Then add more tape to cover the small hole. I like painters blue tape for this stuff since it removes well, but cellophane tape is also nice since you can see how full the hole is as you go.
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