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Old 09-17-2014, 07:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by lorrie View Post
For all of you Vancouverites/lower mainlanders, does anyone know of a company that does good fiberglass repair locally?
Escape have done fibreglass repair to their trailers in the past. It's obviously not their primary business but they still may be interested in helping you.

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Old 09-17-2014, 11:34 PM   #12
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He filled the repaired area with the gelcoat then covered it with an acetate sheet ( kinda like cellophane). When he peeled it away and then buffed a little you couldn't see the repair. /QUOTE]

Yeah, I'm really dating myself when I mention that process. It seems to have disappeared as a term. Also, the acetate sheet that works really with that process, the perfect combination of thickness and flexibility, are sheets of acetate that were commonly used on overhead projectors, another item that belongs to another era

Lot's of boat places in the Vancouver area can do excellent glass repairs. I've raced big boats for years and seen lot's of banged up boats repaired to perfection. One that I've had personal experience with on a major job was Fraser Fiberglass.


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Old 09-18-2014, 10:46 AM   #13
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for a temporary fix Marine Tex works well. It's a 2-part mix that provides a toothpaste consistently that can be patched over a booboo. stay away from glues and silicone caulks. to repair you have to remove ALL the filler and get down to the glass fibre, then it's pretty straightforward body work. grind, glass, resin, gelcoat, sand, sand, sand.... itchy and not fun but rewarding when your done! Professional boat repair shops do a great job and can generally match gel coat colors, tho Escape should be able to source the original gel.

we have worked in the f/g kayak industry for 25 years!

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Old 09-18-2014, 12:06 PM   #14
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Glad to hear you were able to get it repaired.

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