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    So im tearing shit apart. Got all the carpet out.. I found a thread that suggested using camping fuel to melt the glue on the carpet.. who ever thought of that is my hero.. That made it stupid easy..

    Back on point.. I sanded down the floor to remove any gunk or glue and i have holes where the seats have been pulled up and put back down. I want to plug them and i thought about just using fiberglass resin but was worried about it being brittle. I can mix up some chopped up mat but didnt know if there was a product already out there to fill in these little holes in the floor and stringers. The holes are the sizer of large metal screws, maybe a third of a inch at the LARGEST.

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    Holes in your stringers? If so I epoxied(sp?) wood dowels in mine,and then put sone resin and mat over the patches. Just read you post again and you said floors and stringer....got any pics?
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    The holes on the stringers are like tiny wood screws.. I can throw some resin or apoxy in there and done.. I was more curious as to the floor.. Would you put wooden dowls in the floor? if so i woud need to drill out the holes to make them bigger.. Thats why i was wondering if there was just some sort of filler...im not even sure the seats are going back in the config they were before so i just wanted to fill in everything and redrill new holes for the seat bolts once the new carpet goes in...
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    I assume the "floor" is on top of the stringers, I'd think the dowl deal with some glass and cloth on top would work, as long as the floor itself is in good shape. Be curious to see what others say here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I assume the "floor" is on top of the stringers, I'd think the dowl deal with some glass and cloth on top would work, as long as the floor itself is in good shape. Be curious to see what others say here.




    yes the floor is on top of the stringers. One sec ill get a picture.. Besides the glue and dirt the floor is rock solid. No softspots no give no nothing.. Im very releived.

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    This was yesterday during demo day :-) Tearing shit apart is fun.. the front carpet was not glued but the back carpet in black was stuck like chuck and needed some encouragement.



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    Here the holes im talkin about.. They are filled with crap right now and wet since i was out there scrubbing the muck out.. I probably have 2 dozen of these little bastards around...


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    Those little bitty holes. Those aren't even big enough to worry about. Just brush some resin over em.

    If they really bother you do just like the others said.

    This was a dash, but same concept. Just get some wood dowel at Home Depot or Lowes etc. Drill the holes out so the dowel fits semi-snuggly. Epoxy the dowl in place and resin over. I used fiberglass mat over mine, but I had to re-cut the holes in different places and needed the strength of the mat. Resin should work fine just to keep the water out of it.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Those little bitty holes. Those aren't even big enough to worry about. Just brush some resin over em.

    Thats what i was thinking...
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    Yes, you CAN dice up matt with a scizzors or such, mix with resin, and use as a ?paste", or you can buy glass-impregnated resin paste as well.

    Whichever you prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinLowriderSS View Post
    or you can buy glass-impregnated resin paste as well.
    I did not know such a product exsisted... Any brand names or product names i could ask for at my local store?
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    Killer work on the gauges. What the secret to mounting new seats? Had the stringers, floor, upholstery done recently. The driver and pass seats were not mounted right and are pulling out. That's what I get for using the guy on CL. I'm going to build boxes for them, but how do you mount them. I tried securing the other seats and drilled right through the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Those little bitty holes. Those aren't even big enough to worry about. Just brush some resin over em.

    If they really bother you do just like the others said.

    This was a dash, but same concept. Just get some wood dowel at Home Depot or Lowes etc. Drill the holes out so the dowel fits semi-snuggly. Epoxy the dowl in place and resin over. I used fiberglass mat over mine, but I had to re-cut the holes in different places and needed the strength of the mat. Resin should work fine just to keep the water out of it.








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    I think smokin is talking about products like duraglass and everglass, kittyhair, ect.. An autobody supply place can hook ya up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    I did not know such a product exsisted... Any brand names or product names i could ask for at my local store?

    One that I have used before, is called Tiger Hair. It would be perfect for those small holes, and wouldn't take any time at all.



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    Use Marine-tex from West Marine and skip the dowels.

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