If you haven’t seen Ship Shape TV, it’s a must for any boater looking to maintain for fix their boat. In this bit, the folks at Ship Shape turn to Fiberglass Coatings for help.
Here at FGCI, we look to make common problems easy to solve and make difficult projects doable for the do-it-yourselfer. With that being said, we are introducing an easy solution to a very common question we get; “how do I fix spider-cracks?”
Let me introduce our Spider-Crack Repair Kit, including everything you need to fix those pesky cracks:
- 1 – Cordless two-speed dremel tool, complete with bits to bore out the cracks
- 1 – ½ pint of Gelcoat Putty to fill in the bored out cracks
- 1 – 1 oz MEKP bottle to catalyze the putty (see catalyst chart for amounts)
- 1 – 9” x 11” sheet of 80 grit sandpaper to sand down the repaired area to a smooth finish
Now your spider-cracks are fixed and the surface is ready for the matching gelcoat (not included) to make your repair un-noticeable and the area look like new.
Now, before you simply fix them, you want to make sure the reason the cracks are there isn’t because something is just broken underneath the fiberglass, causing flexing. Make sure you inspect the surrounding area for softness to ensure it’s not flexing too much, causing further cracking.