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Old 07-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I have been lurking here for awhile now and have learned a lot from from all the knowledge and talent that is found here. I would just like to say thanks to all that contribute. I hope I can be a help to someone in the future.

I am in process of restoring my new to me Scamp 13. The PO really did a lot of Jack legged things some of witch involved putting some screws through the sides that are now leaking. I would like to put some sort of sealant on the screw heads for now to stop the leaks until I can remove them and fix it right. I know now from reading here not to use anything with silicone in it because it is the devil. So what is the best thing to use. I hope to eventually repair the gel coat and maybe a complete paint job.

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Old 07-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi Brad and welcome. Are these screws holding something, i.e. in place of rivets used at the factory? If so there are lots of threads dealing with rivet replacement. I would suggest you use the search function and access the experience of others. If on the other hand the screws will be removed and the holes filled, then lots of folks here have had good luck with epoxy putty to fill the vacant hole. Covering the head as a long term fix doesn't work well. Again welcome to the forum, Raz
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Yes Raz I will be removing the screws that I am talking about. The Epoxy Putty sounds like it would be something to consider I saw Marian-Tex Epoxy in another thread is this what you where talking about?Thanks for the welcome and the quick reply.
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I took the stinky slinky tube off the front of my Scamp and filled the holes with Magnum Marine/Plastic Fiberglass Repair a two part kneaded putty. It's sandable and paintable. But this was for holes, not trying to cover up a screw, etc. I don't know what the screws are holding, but I'd think through a short term solution that may turn into a long term problem. YMMV
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Thanks Donna I will check this out also.
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Yes Raz I will be removing the screws that I am talking about. The Epoxy Putty sounds like it would be something to consider I saw Marian-Tex Epoxy in another thread is this what you where talking about?Thanks for the welcome and the quick reply.
Marine-Tex is one folks like but I have never seen it at the local hardware stores. PC-11 is one I bought recently for a door repair. It's an epoxy paste and will take paint but not gel coat. You will find lots of folks swear by it. JB weld also makes a marine putty. I'm sure any of them will work.
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