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Old 02-12-2019, 08:51 AM
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I have a raw fiberglass edge that I need to cover. Also a gap of about 1". What is recommended that will fit on the edge of the fiberglass and is thick enough to cover about a 1" wide x 3" long gap? I thought about pipe insulation, as that comes with the self adhesive on the edges. But was hoping for something that would look more finished and would hold better.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:03 AM
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Can you post a picture of what you are trying to cover? There are several options but it really depends on what you are trying to achieve.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:22 PM
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It's the edge of a hatch that I had to cut in order to have clearance for cables to a new chart plotter. I'm not at the boat, so can't post pics. The hatch is white or slightly off white in color. So something close to that color wouldn't stand out as bad. I've seen stuff in the past that is made to cover raw fiberglass edges. And I think it was in the area of 1" thick, so that would probably work. I just don't recall exactly what it was.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:40 PM
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I'm not understanding what you need.
Something like this? Keep scrolling down, lots of options . But mostly in black?
https://www.zoro.com/trim-lok-inc-tr...waAmWUEALw_wcB
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:42 PM
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I have used braided dock line. Super glue it in place. Then saturate with epoxy. After it cures, fair the hatch/rope seam with epoxy fairing compound. 3/8" line makes for a nice edge
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob1957 View Post
I'm not understanding what you need.
Something like this? Keep scrolling down, lots of options . But mostly in black?
https://www.zoro.com/trim-lok-inc-tr...waAmWUEALw_wcB
Something like that may work. Prefer white, but I'll take what I can get. However, I didn't see anything that I think will be wide enough to cover the whole gap. And I certainly don't need 25' of it. One foot would be more than enough.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:10 PM
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Can you put a finished edge on the fiberglass?
I removed the bolsters on my skiff and had a raw edge. I hot glued a 1 x 2 behind it as a straight edge. Then I filled with epoxy, and fared it to a round edge.
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