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Old 02-12-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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So I have been having problems with a leaking kayak. I was wanting to know if there are any professionals in here that can confirm or deny if it is possible to fiberglass a hole in a plastic kayak?
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:40 PM   #2
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So I have been having problems with a leaking kayak. I was wanting to know if there are any professionals in here that can confirm or deny if it is possible to fiberglass a hole in a plastic kayak?
Nope. Roto molded poly cannot be fiberglassed. But it can be welded.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:48 PM   #3
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Harbor freight plastic welder 16 bucks or 64 depending on quality ( shouldn't use those 2 words in sentence ) .
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That's what I thought..... only thing is, it's not a small crack..... whoops
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There is some good marine permanent silicone/sealant on the market that you could apply on both sides of the crack.
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I found the stuff you need. I'll give it to you.. This is the stuff I have for you. https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...e-free-610833/

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Find out exactly what kind of plastic you have...from the manufacturer..then get the proper glue and 2 pieces of the same type of plastic...scuff up the area surrounding the hole with 100 grit sand paper on both sides (leave it scratched and rough)...also sand the 2 patch pieces...glue patches on both sides (inner and outer) as well as glueing the patches together from each side...let completely cure...should be good as new...
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