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Bruce99

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Rosegarth Tug
« on: October 25, 2011, 10:11:30 AM »

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Because the inboard decks sides are so rough on my Mobile Marine Rosegarth tug, I am sticking 1 mm ABS card to them, that should enable me to complete the gunwhales. Any recommendations for the best adhesive for this job would be gratefully received.
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Re: Rosegarth Tug
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:26:53 AM »


Hi Bruce

For my inside edges I always use a filler paste  (P38).  This sticks to the fibre glass a treat and can be sanded smooth and flush.  No worries whether it will come unstuck.  You might need two coats if it's unduly rough.

Hope this helps

ken

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Re: Rosegarth Tug
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 11:46:23 AM »


Laurie (Model Slipway) once recommended scraping a GRP /Fibreglass hull gunwales with new 'Stanley' blade and sand to a finish.
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Re: Rosegarth Tug
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 03:18:20 PM »

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Re: Rosegarth Tug
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 09:07:56 AM »

I followed Shipmate60's advice, smear P38 inside then rub it smooth with wet and dry, worked a treat for me.
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Re: Rosegarth Tug
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 09:14:18 PM »

Hi Bruce

For my inside edges I always use a filler paste  (P38).  This sticks to the fibre glass a treat and can be sanded smooth and flush.  No worries whether it will come unstuck.  You might need two coats if it's unduly rough.

Hope this helps

ken



Yep, this is the way to go. I sand them inside so it is smooth-ish without unduely making them too thin. Then apply a very thin smear of car body filler and sand again. If it still isnt smooth, apply another thin smear and sand again.

Two points though. Dont add to much filler each time as you'll only end up sanding most of it off! Secondly, I dont make the surface baby bottom smooth and prefer a little uneveness in the finish as I personally think it makes for a more scalish appearance.
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