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Tonnie 11-21-2014 07:07 AM

patching holes
 
Hello again,

I know that somewhere on this site is the information on what product to use to patch holes from screws, rivets, etc. However, I can't seem to find it.

Will someone please tell me what to use? The holes are in the exterior fiberglass walls.

Thanks!
Tonnie:confused:

Eddie Longest 11-21-2014 07:32 AM

I use white Marine Tex epoxy for quick screw/rivet hole repairs. It's a fairly close match to the Scamp's gelcoat. Others use a like product from Home Depot but I can't recall the name of it. With Marine Tex be fairly neat applying it because it sets up really hard.
Eddie

Tonnie 11-21-2014 10:07 AM

Thanks Eddie,

Is something I can use when I'm going to repaint the exterior shell?

Can duct tape be used until I can meticulously use the epoxy?

Tonnie

stevebaz 11-21-2014 10:41 AM

When I removed the over sink florescent light fixture and hung a towel rod instead I had the dilemma of extra holes. So I camouflaged them. I pop riveted a new base and plastic snap cap over the extra holes. Looks like the rest. As far as I know there are no cap counters out there. I had the same issue when I removed the curtain rods. So I did the same thing. Snap caps bases and rivets are available from Scamp. Rivets you can get from the local hardware since they are short and only going through the cap base and the outer shell.

David B. 11-21-2014 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Tonnie (Post 493154)
Thanks Eddie,

Is something I can use when I'm going to repaint the exterior shell?

Can duct tape be used until I can meticulously use the epoxy?

Tonnie

Tonnie, duct tape can be used for a temporary fix, but it will break down in the weather & UV light. I have had great success using an aluminum tape, that is also a type of duct tape. It does not break down in the weather, does not leave a difficult residue to remove when the tape is removed, and it can be painted.
Dave & Paula

Dudley 11-21-2014 01:23 PM

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One product I have used for temp repairs is medical tape called 3m Blenderm tape which is a rubbery clear tape that is waterproof. I have used it in a rain to fix a cracked vent cover. I wiped down the cover the best I could and applied it, it forced out the water and stuck down firmly. It held up well until I got a replacement from Fantastic Fan. I have used this stuff for years now as hinge tape on model airplanes and the stuff has held up for years! You can get at most medical stores or some hobby shops sell it as Dubro hinge tape.

Eddie Longest 11-21-2014 05:24 PM

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