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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home Rushford_Ripper's Avatar
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    Repair recommendations

    Did a 1.5 chop on the x-2, saw got away from me on the one side and I hit foam. What would you guys recommend for this fix? Easy 3m 5200, epoxy resin/glass type of repair, marine Tex? Personally never glassed before and was going to 5200 the rest of the cut for added sealing.
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    Re: Repair recommendations

    ohhh boy you done it now. only thing left to do now is trash it.

    5200 would work but make sure you get the fast cure because especially in the winter, it takes weeks to fully cure. ive seen a few people use marine tex which dries super hard on cracks in the hull. it should hold up fine. you could also use some epoxy resin mixed with an adhesive type filler such as cabosil. if you have a west marine near you, or you could order something online. marine tex would probably be best, easiest choice and its already white

    also curious how much chopping the rear like this affects top speed stability and porposing on the x2. i cut the hull caps off of my 550 hull and it made it turn better at low speeds but its also easier to slide out in hard cornering
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    Re: Repair recommendations

    Supposedly it helps with turning but personally never rode one chopped, this will be the first.


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    Re: Repair recommendations

    Throw 5200 right in the trash!

    Only good for bulk build up or glueing 2 things together it bulk / gap filling is needed

    Otherwise it peels right off of everything

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    Re: Repair recommendations

    The quick dry stuff does, regular 7 day dry does not peel


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    Re: Repair recommendations

    I make my own special "baby batter". Really sticky......


    Some epoxy works, but, I'd say this is the perfect application to learn fiberglass skills. Some mat, epoxy resin, and you're good. The micro balloons should only be needed to fill gaps, as resin has no strength by itself.
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    Re: Repair recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Rushford_Ripper View Post
    The quick dry stuff does, regular 7 day dry does not peel
    ive never used the quick stuff. Ive had zero luck with 5200. ive peeled off other peoples work with eaz also, so its not just me.

    I use epoxies (plastic expoxies ive found works best), automotive panel adhesives , fiberglass resin and mat, resin and micro balloon (if you want to sand on it) or resin with carbosol (if you want it to be alittle flexable)

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    Re: Repair recommendations

    I don’t think strength is an issue here, more so keeping the foam dry and not leaking. Thought about digging into it a bit so what ever is used has some bite/depth rather than a straight smooth vertical surface.


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    Personally i would dig out a bunch and fill with plastic epoxy

    Ive had extreem luck with this bonding to jet ski hulls

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