We’re doing some fiberglass repair on the jet boat and we’ll show you the steps we took. The seat mounting locations on the boat were weak. The mounting location was built with wood and a thin layer of fiberglass was applied over the wood. The wood and fiberglass together made a strong surface. However, through the years the wood rotted and lost the strength the wood provided. I did not want to start completely over and remove the fiberglass and build the wood frame, so I decided to beef the mounting location up using only fiberglass for it’s strength. I don’t know if this is the recommended procedure to do this, but it’s what I decided to do.
There are different types of fiberglass, but I am using the same resin based products that I have used to repair cars. There is also an epoxy based product for fiberglass, but I thought I better stick to what I know. Plus I know the resin based fiberglass is very strong and waterproof.
In the video I will demonstrate the steps I took to repair the boat floor.
Repairing a damaged auto part will use a similar approach, but the focus will only be on the damaged area…not building additional strength to the part. Therefore, a damaged car part will not require as much of the fiberglass or resin.
Below are the products I ordered and used.
WARNING ABOUT FIBERGLASS
Before we start the repair process, I would like to caution you of the health hazards when working with fiberglass. When fiberglass is sanded, the fiberglass dust becomes airborne, which can end up in your lungs. Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) should alway be worn when sanding. Fiberglass brings additional things to consider. If you breath fiberglass particles in, it can cause health problems. If the fiberglass particles get on your skin, it can irritate your skin and cause you to itch or may even cause a rash.