Fiberglass Repair ~ Stress Cracks
This video is part 3 of a series on fiberglass that focuses on how to repair a very common type of damage in preparation of applying a new non-skid surface using Awlgrip paint. Stress cracks can be identified as long(er) parallel surface cracks on the hull or deck. Most common location for these to occur is on corners and radius’s where the layup of fiberglass is typically thinner, and the amount of resin is usually more than what it should be.
The materials used in this episode include laminating polyester resin for the glass layup, 1.5oz fiberglass chopped strand matting and AdTech P-14 Ultra Filler (white). There are a number of retailers where you can source out these supplies but two of my favorites are Jamestown Distributors and Express Composites. Both are family owned and provide excellent pricing and service.
The previous episode (Part 2) covers other types of fiberglass repairs such as filling small and medium sized holes, dealing with gelcoat chips and voids.
If you have any questions or comments on what was explained in this video please post them below and I’ll get right back to ya!
Thanks for watching!