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TotalBoat Thixo 2:1 Epoxy System : Can Thixo be used to fill holes in the deck where hardware was removed?

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Sure,however if you're not concerned about color matching...If it's a thru hole,place duct tape on the reverse side to prevent bleeding thru...It's also good to place a piece of masking tape over the hole,with a hardware sized hole on the side you're filling with epoxy,fill the hole with epoxy,scrape off the excess with a single edge razor blade,and peel off the masking tape,leaving a nicely leveled hole...Should the epoxy soak in,and leave a concave surface,repeat the procedure when the epoxy is cured....Works like a charm.....

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Simple answer first.... YES,You can tint it to match your wood. Powder dyes would work.You can also mix some sanding dust from your sander if you are working on the area that you want to fill. It will help to match the area. Yes its thick enough to fill holes, will work great.

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This product would work fine for this application. If the holes are large and all the way through the deck they should be tape covered from below or otherwise partially plugged to prevent potential leakage. The Thixotropic properties of this mix will not sag in small holes. Good luck! Hpe this answers your question.

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yes. I have used it in this way. The best way to do it is to 1)remove the hardware bolts2)remove some of the wood/balsa beyond the existing fiberglass -- this can be done by affixing an old hex key onto a drill, slipping it into the hole, and then with low rpms remove some of the wood/ balsa.3) tape some plastic to the inside if shooting from above OR shoot from below and have somebody on deck yell down to tell you the the hole is sealed If you do not wish to eat the wood away, I've found that the Thixo bonds very well to healthy dry wood core and if this is the case, you shouldn't have to do the drilling part. Good luck -- it's a great product -- PS order extra tips -- the tube can be used often, but the mixing occurs within the tips -- so after every use they must be discarded

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Small screw and nail holes can be filled using a mixture of the Thixo Epoxy system and fine saw dust. The saw dust will give the appearance nothing ever happened and the near unbreakable epoxy will last longer than the boat. Sandible and easily finished over, the epoxy system is an awesome system for any boat building or repair project.

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Yes it can. If the hole is from a small screw, gelcoat is sufficient. If the hole is from a large screw or bolt, block off behind hole with tape or other means, fill hole slightly below top with Thixo and let cure. If you plan on placing gelcoat over Thixo, Check with Jamestown distributors tech department to see if gelcoat is able to adhere to Thixo. Don't think epoxy is compatable with gelcoat but check with the professionals. I have used Bilge Coat paint from Jamestown distributors over epoxy resin and I was very pleased with the results. Good luck and happy boating.

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