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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Great advise! Thanks guys!
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I am finally getting around to fixing these holes and am using Marine-Tex. Since much of it fell through the hole, now that it has dried, I am left needing more to completely finish filling the holes.

Am I ok adding more marine tex to the already dried stuff?
Do I sand first before applying more?
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If you can get to it, I would sand it just a tad with some 80 grit, then clean with acetone.
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I sanded then used another tube of Marine Tex but can still see dimples where the bolt holes were...I must be doing something wrong! I thought for sure that with the holes partially filled and dry, they would fill right up!
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As it sets and dries, it will shrink up slightly.
To get ride of the holes completely requires over filling, then sanding, primer, block sanding to find low spots, fill, repeat, then paint. Did you bevel the top of the bolt holes ?
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I refilled and they are now beveled somewhat...I haven't had a chance to sand them back down again.
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I have it all sanded nice and smooth and may have to top off a couple of spots.

Paint? What is best for me to use for paint. I have a couple spots that look like it is sanded down to metal or gray primer maybe...
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On my GPr I used krylon white spray can. This is the repair done on the edge of mine a few years back. After priming it black, I untaped it and wet sanded the whole edge and feathered the edge of the tape line in the primer. I carefully painted with tape over the rub rail and way back off the top edge. To eliminate tape line in paint. Then wet sanded and buffed by hand. Painted the whole side, but only lightly ahead and behind primer area to help blend color.
If you have small imperfections use a little glazing putty mix from auto body supply or local Napa. Final wet sanding was 5000 grit.
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Dave has it. Attention to detail now will make a nicer finish. Spot putty the small holes and dimples, wet sand with 4 or 600, spray with high build primer, block sand with a small wet sanding pad. They are soft and conform to curves. Change directions now and then to keep the sanding even. If any low spots show up, till with spot putty if the are fairly deep, or apply more primer if just barely showing. Final sand should be with fresh 4 or 600 so the paint has something to grab.
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