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    Here is MY winter project!

    Day 1

    first off i will point out i'll post 2 seprate builds here... the first one is my js550 the one i'll start later is a js300 restore.

    ok onward this is my first ever project considering i only been owning since AUG.

    Any ways what I got so far is the ski on saw horses and i'm getting the silicone off from where the bump was. i'll post a nice picture of it right now.. here is the ski in booth, on saw horses.

    and any useful tips to removing silicon? I still need that impeller removal tool.

    http://www.pwctoday.com/attachment.p...7&d=1225955968

    http://www.pwctoday.com/attachment.p...8&d=1225955968

    http://www.pwctoday.com/attachment.p...9&d=1225955968

    those are the before when i get to the upper hull I'll post before pictures of that right now my focus is the lower hull and repair...
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    Re: Here is MY winter project!

    Day 2

    I got of work, and changed and got to work right away and 3 hr later I got a sanded lower hull. the silicone was a pain in the arse to get rid of but 45 min later with a putty knife i cleaned it off and sanded the very last bit of what was left.

    I sanded the bottom of the lower hull with a combination of 150 and 220 grit sand paper and did the sides with 320. I needed the 150 in the bump area to remove the last of the silicone.

    Any ways I'm gonna flip the hull and start sanding with 320 grit paper before i start on the FIBER glass based bondo goop stuff >.> and i'll post and update befor and after pictures on the next post. cheers



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    Re: Here is MY winter project!

    what r u goign to bondo? gouges? if there deep enought youcan use fiberglass and resin and sand it down smooth. the bondo is a pain to sand btw.
    oh yeah get to the gym once in a while!!!
    working my way into a gp1300r. if you want to lend me some tips i would love the help
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    haha its not to bad i got a disk sander on my drill that works wonders, the ****s and dings are not deep so the bondo-glass will be fine. i got the right tools to gonna put a thing coats of ( just so you know just gonna say bondo from now on but its BONDO-GLASS for fiberglass boat hulls repair ) any ways the bondo will be simple to spread and I'll sand it down lightly with a disk sander. then will detail it by hand. now something that is pissing me off is the gasket seal around the hood area, whats they best way to remove it? The small pieces left behind its a pain in the as$ to sand it off. any ways pictures before and after

    alright the first 3 images are the BEFORE of the upper hull its not done yet.

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0153.jpg

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0152.jpg

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0151.jpg

    alright the next serries of pictures are the AFTER lower hull

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0148.jpg

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0150.jpg

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0149.jpg

    alright now the AFTER upper hull, as i said still working on upper hull

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0155.jpg

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0156.jpg

    in that image you can see whats left of the hood gasket.

    http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_0154.jpg

    all right. tomorrow I'll remove the rest of the Hood seals and sand the back some more ( the part where you put the turf ) and hose down the whole thing to get rid of dust.
    After that I'll start using the body filler to sooth out the bottom of the hull. I'll also refill the cap in the front the last one I popped right out easily... this time I'll do it right, i think... I'm going to turn the hull upside down i'm going to cap the inside fill it with bondo on outside sand it down so its smooth with hull and then lass over on the outside and then sand it down and so a nice thing layer of bondo and sand once more...

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    Re: Here is MY winter project!

    looking good stixx

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    alright I started this at right around 8pm. finished shanding. I cleaned hull off, and mixed the green bondo. I did the best I could to spread the bondo, then I sanded it down smooth with like 80 grit paper then went over it with 120 grit, and then finaly 320 I filled most the gouges... might be a few nicks I might have missed.but all in all I think I did good for my first time ever.I closed shap around 2a. I found a crack I need to repair and I got to cap off the gas cap. once I fill the gass cap and fix crack and do a final sand ( god I wish I had an orbital sander ), I think I'll be primer.
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    'cmon wheres the feedback and tips i have only gotten 1 response, thanks yama.

    Any ways i had to work real late tonight, and i gotta work in the morning, plus it rained, so I didn't get a chance to work on the ski tonight. the plan is still the same, the bottom of the hull with more inspection has an orange peal surface on it. I'm gonna sand some more with 320 grit paper on a power sander. i might even get a roller or a brush and paint a thing player of fiberglass on the bottom and re-sand it smooth, we will see how the sanding comes along before I get to putting a thin layer of fiberglass. Does any know if I spray sandable primer on that will it smooth out the bottom of the hull some or will it be same, just need to figure out HOW much i need to sand it.

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    Well stixx, I'll do the best I can of What I know. Not much experience doing fiberglass work, but used to do little bodywork on cars.

    The gouges and scratches should be filled as much as possible. On cars, we use 220 grit and then use primer surfacer. (primer filler)

    320 grit is fine, just get the whole thing smooth and then shoot about 4-5 coats of primer so you can sand out the small scratches. I would do a 400 grit wet sand after the primer dries. Take a good look after. If theres more deep scratches just spot prime those areas,let dry, sand with 400 wet.
    If that looks good, paint the bottom and work on the top. (Masked off the bottom so it stays clean.) Not sure whats the best primer for skis, but we used to used epoxy primer after the bodywork and then primer surfacer on top of the epoxy primer. Hope that helps a little. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.

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    yeah, i got all the gouges and stuff taken care of there all filled. all thats left is the orange peel feeling to the hull from when I filled all the gouges. I plan on using epoxy primer and sanding it down again. the Hull is all gonna be the same color, its going to be a Firemist ( larger metal flakes) Metallic Black using a Delux Urithane base/clear coat system. but i'm going to applysome ghost flame graphics using purple blue and white, and a very light coat, the concept behind ghost flames is they show up when close but almost invisable farther back unless light hits them. and then i clear coat it. When its done i think it will be SWEET looking.. just want a sugestion or 2 for final stages of the ski.

    now that you know what its going to look like give me a couple Oppinions on reg numbers...

    http://www.jetskidetailing.com/FB-JE...EG_NUMBERS.htm

    I personaly was thinking about the black WIRE style

    anyways back on track... updates should be coming tomorrow cuz I'll be able to work on it for a bit after work
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    ok forget paint on the bottom .... you're going bling bling route

    those #s are sweet....... never seen those before

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