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    Small hole in my FZS tips?

    Soooo.. My dumbass smacked my wave runner right into my trailer yesterday and I got this small ding... I have been searching through the web but haven't seen a repair like mine just big hole repairs.

    any tips on how to repair this? what products to use? I was thinking from what I have gathered on the internet is drill a small hole into the fiberglass and pull it out and try and seal it or should I just get pieces of fiberglass and build it inside the hole?
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    YoYamma's Avatar
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    Aug 2006
    Central Florida
    That's not fiberglass.
    Do some searching here on the Yamaha forum for NanoXcel repairs, they do make specific products you can use.

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    Tampa Bay
    What he means by "its not fiberglass", is that its not typical polyester based hull. The nano hull are still glass fibers embedded in a resin.
    So being non-polyester means you cannot use polyester resin.

    Use epoxy laminating resin, add some chopped strand glass, and a bit of thickener agent (fumed silica) to mix a batch of filler. Tip- use a zip lock plastic bag to overlay over the top of the patch and form it best you can to level the hulls contour. Once it hardens, just peal it off. Might then sand paint as needed.

    Nano hulls have embedded wax compounds, so if you drill or grind 1st, make sure to chemically clean/wipe the area with de-waxer agent or acetone or something. Getting this miro wax contamination off is key to a good bond.

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