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Old 06-23-2019, 07:06 PM
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I don't see how the standard peel repair will work with Uniflites. The problem areas seem much too deep. The "active" ones I have ground out were filled with a watery gray substance.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sparky66 View Post
I don't see how the standard peel repair will work with Uniflites. The problem areas seem much too deep. The "active" ones I have ground out were filled with a watery gray substance.
If the blisters are deep, you peel glass as needed, then rebuild the surface with glass as required to get the thickness back to original. As I said earlier in this thread, the cost of doing it correctly may rule it out as an option for many people.

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Old 06-24-2019, 05:55 AM
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Grind down to good dry glass and fill and fair with Evercoat Formula 27. It's super easy to fair when "green,but hardens up like glass when fully cured.Rated for below the waterline and takes paint well. Will not absorb water.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:03 PM
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A fairly aggressive wet media blast will identify most blisters without having to peel all the gelcoat off.
this can save some bucks on a blister repair job.
I certainly don’t understand why the OP bought this vessel without being prepared for the consequences, when it was a known fact.
”There ain’t no easy way out”!
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by nuffaredy View Post

I certainly donít understand why the OP bought this vessel without being prepared for the consequences, when it was a known fact.
I read his opening post as saying he was prepared, got his initial plan messed up, and is just sorting options. But he seemed to have researched and purchased with appropriate price concessions.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by nuffaredy View Post
A fairly aggressive wet media blast will identify most blisters without having to peel all the gelcoat off.
this can save some bucks on a blister repair job.
I certainly donít understand why the OP bought this vessel without being prepared for the consequences, when it was a known fact.
ĒThere ainít no easy way outĒ!
To do the repair correctly 100% of gel coat needs to be removed, plus the affected laminate. Blasting leaves a very uneven surface that needs to be faired smooth again, so it requires extra work, thatís why people transitioned to peeling.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:49 PM
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iíll Jump in. As you know, uniflites (and chriscrafts and some hatteras) of this year share this issue. Itís largely cosmetic. They should be left alone. Now that they are opened up, you need to do something. Yes you can peel the whole bottom, but you donít have to. The ones that are upended, along with those quarter sized or larger, should be ground to a cup shape with a flap disc, filled with west system, barrier coated, and painted over. Yards should charge about $15-20 per blister for this. You can spend some time circling the ones you want addressed and then let the yard took over it. Were you further south I would suggest Mexico for the work. $20/hr yard labor rates.
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