Fiberglass Boat Repairs

Breaks or chips in a fiberglass boat hull can be extremely expensive to have skillfully repaired. Depending on the damage to the fishing boat, and the owner’s personal fortitude, a do-it-yourselfer can produce professional results without the professional price. boat repair spokane

The filler product getting used is key to a successful repair. It is important to select a filler that is extremely strong and fast-working. The filler must be flexible. It must not absorb moisture, and it should not reduce. For the do-it-yourselfer, it is best to also choose a filler that does not clog the sandpaper and the one which will not require additional fabric-made coatings. 

Once the proper filler has been determined, another steps are proper preparation and application. Though each filler brand will have specific preparation/application techniques, this content covers the basic aspects thereof.

The area to be repaired must be clean, dry and rough. If a fracture is being repaired, make a “V” incision over the area to be repaired. This incision provides some depth and amount in which the filler can properly bond. The actual brand-specific directions for combining the filler being used. Apply the filler nicely in layers over the area being repaired.

The moment the area has recently been properly filled, wait the recommended length of time for the filler to properly create. Sand the area smooth and you ought to have a nice repair. The mended area is now ready for painting. Please ensure you understand the requirements for painting over the filler you choose. Some additives require special additional polyester material fillers or putty to be used over the filler. Other fillers are ready to prime and paint without additional product applications.

Fiberglass boat vehicle repairs can be quite easy to do, and can save the do-it-yourselfer a lot of money… give it a try.