New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Alternative to drilling out fittings
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Alternative to drilling out fittings

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
rb_stretch View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 23 Aug 10
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 733
Post Options Post Options   Quote rb_stretch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 13 at 6:29pm
The screws came out whole, so result all round. I reckon it was only the sealant and the corrosion around the threads that was holding the bung in there.
 
Given the boat is polyester I would have thought filling the holes with epoxy would subsquently make them very difficult to drill. That and I can't actually get a drill in there, which is, I suspect, why it was a bodge job after the boat was built. Do you think Sikaflex 291 isn't going to be enough?
 
 
Back to Top
SoggyBadger View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 26 Oct 10
Location: The Wild Wood
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 548
Post Options Post Options   Quote SoggyBadger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 13 at 7:01pm
You wouldn't use pure epoxy as the filler but a mix of epoxy and micro-balloons. Mix into a thick paste which has just enough flow to go into the hole. When set it should be similar to wood to drill.

Best wishes from deep in the woods

SB

Back to Top
Andymac View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 04 Apr 07
Location: Derbyshire
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 837
Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 13 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by JimC

Clean all the rust off with Tcut or some other abrasive olish
 
Just a tip; on one occasion, being short of any normal branded cutting paste/polish, I tried removing some rust marks from the deck of a Laser (where a ferrous padlock had been left for a loooong time) with TOOTHPASTE. The results were excellent. Don't know if the 'whitening' brands aimed at smokers would be any better still!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy