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    One of my gas tanks sprung a leak the other day(loose sending unit) and spilled a lot of gas into the L/R corner of my hull.
    I got the tank out and am cleaning up the area.
    The tank was secured in place with a fiberglass glass mat, and the old mat was very soft and sticky.
    Probably gas damage...
    The floor has like a coat of goo on it even after I got all of the old mat out.
    I can't really get it dry/hard enough to put a new mat down with confidence.
    Die grinder just mooshes it around and loads up the sanding pad.
    What can I do to dry it up?
    I have minimal experience with fiberglass.
    100 years from now, none of this will matter.

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    Dry it out with a few saturated rags of Acetone, then let it air out for a bit and repeat if needed, once the resin is removed you should be successful with the removal of the damaged area.

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    Thanks. I'll give that a try.
    100 years from now, none of this will matter.

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