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    Default Re-clear / fiberglass resin Parquet Flooring Question

    While I got everything out of my hull there are some spots where there is raw fiberglass mat showing ....I can roll on fiberglass resin to reseal these areas and I think I will be OK . But as far as the Paquet flooring that has dulled and scratched , should I resand and spray with a coat of resin or should I try to micro sand and use a paint buffer and try to re polish ????
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    Some pics would help. I'm sure it is fixable, just need to know what you are dealing with.

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    glass fibers are still in great shape , just exposed

    In these pics looks kinda crappy but that's cause I'm still cleaning all surfaces with acetone to completely de grease before I try and repair
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    another pic , same scenario not fully cleaned yet , pretty much isolated to what you see here in main tunnel area
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    I have seen that before, and it can be repaired. The areas that are showing cloth will need to be sanded down. You will need to remove the dried out top layer. With luck you will have a good base under that, look for hollow spots or dark patches. If the cloth is all that is affected you are Golden. Sand it out, clean it up, then clear it. If you are interested, check out my thread, it was almost the identical issue and it didn't turn out too badly.

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    Other than the dark spots yours doesn't look too bad.

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    In my opinion the areas of concern ( fabric ) are due to the fact that the cloth / fabric was not wetted out properly or a lack of resin and should be addressed ( prepped ) prior to another application of Resin / topcoat , or.............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by phughes SS-13 View Post
    I have seen that before, and it can be repaired. The areas that are showing cloth will need to be sanded down. You will need to remove the dried out top layer. With luck you will have a good base under that, look for hollow spots or dark patches. If the cloth is all that is affected you are Golden. Sand it out, clean it up, then clear it. If you are interested, check out my thread, it was almost the identical issue and it didn't turn out too badly.

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    Other than the dark spots yours doesn't look too bad.
    Yea dark stained spots are areas where oil is ran down from cleaning but can be removed easily . I took a pump up sprayer filled with acetone and a scrub brush to all the insides of the gunnels , the drain plugs on the transom were up high and intake leaked , so any oil film on water was deposited all on inside of hull , I'm cleaning all that crap up first then will concentrate on the glass and floor finishes Thanks for the help Folks !
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    In my opinion the areas of concern ( fabric ) are due to the fact that the cloth / fabric was not wetted out properly or a lack of resin and should be addressed ( prepped ) prior to another application of Resin / topcoat , or.............................
    Hey Artie, that's the same crap I had on my floor. I just sanded it down and went from that point, but do you think that dried out cloth can be re-laminated into the floor? That would make the job much easier.

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    I just bought a placecraft tunnel that has alot of cracks on top of the Balsa. Looks like the clear coat over the Balsa is about 3/16 thick and the cracks go down to the Balsa....can this be fixed with out sanding all the way down to the Balsa and if so, is there a best way to remove excess coatings of this thickness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phughes SS-13 View Post
    Hey Artie, that's the same crap I had on my floor. I just sanded it down and went from that point, but do you think that dried out cloth can be re-laminated into the floor? That would make the job much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdad View Post
    I just bought a placecraft tunnel that has alot of cracks on top of the Balsa. Looks like the clear coat over the Balsa is about 3/16 thick and the cracks go down to the Balsa....can this be fixed with out sanding all the way down to the Balsa and if so, is there a best way to remove excess coatings of this thickness?

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    Pics would be helpful and unfortunately I do not think you will be able to do much of anything without sanding and to tell you the truth I have seen this happen more then once due to the excess of materials ( coatings / thickness ) that were applied even with resin and paint almost always in the Bilge area and do you know for sure if the material is Clear Coat or ...........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    Pics would be helpful and unfortunately I do not think you will be able to do much of anything without sanding and to tell you the truth I have seen this happen more then once due to the excess of materials ( coatings / thickness ) that were applied even with resin and paint almost always in the Bilge area and do you know for sure if the material is Clear Coat or ...........................
    Appears to be thick Resin..clear with light yellow tint to it

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