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    Posted: 18 Mar 12 at 6:34pm
Unfortunately my miracle had to stay outside all winter, I have collected it today with a view to tidying things up. I notice that part of the deck has lifted form the sidetank - on the inboard side of the deck.

Years ago when I had a wooden enterprise I would squeeze a bit of Cascamite into the gap and pop a G-clamp on it, which always worked pretty well. But I am wondering how to go about this as I cant clamp it together, will it bond well enough if I squeeze a bit of epoxy in the gap and hold it down for a while?
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Epoxy will do the job very well. You must add a filler to make it into a glue though.

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Adding a little filler will certainly stop it running off away from the joint, but might also make it difficult to get in there in the 1st place. If you can't clamp, can you do the job somewhere with a ceiling and wedge it from above? If not, then heavy weights work too. Don'tforget to put plastic between the job and the weights, though...
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Cheers chaps, if I use 5 minute epoxy with a bit of west filler will i get a strong enough bond just be holding it - the vertical part of the side tank seems to be springing away from the line of the edge of the deck. Or would it be ok to knock a panel pin or something in to hold it and then remove after its set?
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Originally posted by sawman

Cheers chaps, if I use 5 minute epoxy with a bit of west filler will i get a strong enough bond just be holding it - the vertical part of the side tank seems to be springing away from the line of the edge of the deck. Or would it be ok to knock a panel pin or something in to hold it and then remove after its set?


Personally I'd go for a more manageable curing time. For small jobs what I do is mix the epoxy first, then coat the areas to be glued with some of the resin then mix the filler in with the rest of the resin and apply it. I prefer to use a small screw rather than a panel pin. Put some grease or Vaseline on it to stop the epoxy sticking to it then you'll be able to remove it easily afterwards and filler up the hole.

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Originally posted by sawman

Cheers chaps, if I use 5 minute epoxy with a bit of west filler will i get a strong enough bond just be holding it - the vertical part of the side tank seems to be springing away from the line of the edge of the deck. Or would it be ok to knock a panel pin or something in to hold it and then remove after its set?


Personally I'd go for a more manageable curing time. For small jobs what I do is mix the epoxy first, then coat the areas to be glued with some of the resin then mix the filler in with the rest of the resin and apply it. I prefer to use a small screw rather than a panel pin. Put some grease or Vaseline on it to stop the epoxy sticking to it then you'll be able to remove it easily afterwards and filler up the hole.


sounds like a plan, cheers
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Go for the normal epoxy as the rapid set would already be setting once you have mixed it and added the required microbaloons and silica.  I would recommend using a small amount of silica with a much larger volume of microballoons as they are a nice brown colour.
 
In order to get the epoxy/ filler mix deep under the decks I can recommend using one of the printer ink re-fill syringes.  With the needle on the end you will be able to get the thick mix about 30mm under the decks.  I have found that a number of strategically placed bricks do the job of holding down the decks, just check that your deck supports are nearby to take the weight.
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