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Old 09-18-2010, 10:30 PM   #15
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Jon,

Oh man, I feel your pain

Don't you wish we could put up a billboard? Sheesh!

One way you can test your gelcoat is by just putting water on it. If it sort of "runs away" then you have a contamination problem of some type. What you want is for it to just lie there in a big sheet (of water).

I don't know if the one big sheet of water means you are in the clear for sure, once it comes to paint (I am not a professional painter); but I do know that the "running away" (where the water doesn't sheet but separates into separate pools) means the surface is not "clean" enough.

That's interesting info about the product you used. I, too, wonder how it did against the silicone oil/contamination.

I'm sorry you have had to tackle this problem Lucky for your Scamp to have you though

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Old 09-19-2010, 08:40 AM   #16
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or else I could maybe coat it with asphalt and throw some sand on it...
Better upgrade your axle first!
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:42 AM   #17
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By the way... I love "targeted" advertising. On the right side of the screen there are four ads for silicone sealants. I guess Yahoo's system isn't smart enough to know that we are talking about how much we HATE silicone in this thread!
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #18
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Yeah, where are the ads for easy silicone *remover*?

Oh wait, there isn't any.

/snark

PS: Melissa, thanks for starting this thread. In addition to information, it has given us a place to vent our frustrations
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