REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS USING FIBER GLASS MATERIAL
Following the manufacturers instructions, mix
enough resin to saturate the piece(s) of mat.
Using a stippling motion of your brush, lay-up the
resin-soaked mat by hand (Figure 40), one piece
at a time, until the top layer is just below the
surface of the panel.
Figure 40. - Filler Mat Lay-Up
Allow the mat to harden. Then, rough sand with
80 grit sandpaper (Figure 41).
Figure 41. - Sanding Filler Mat
To complete the repair, use the procedure for
Surface Filling and Finishing on page 16.
Panel Bond Separation
Panel separation is a fiber glass structural defect that
occurs when the adhesive bond between panels fails. It
can be caused by fatigue, abuse or improper assembly.
Perform the steps listed under Preparation
Procedure on page 5.
Separate fiber glass panels until the separation
reaches the point where bonding is secure. Use
wood block, screwdriver or putty knife, etc. to
hold panels apart (Figure 42).
Figure 42. - Separating Panels
Use a coarse grinder or burr to clean old
adhesive from between panels (Figure 43). Use
an air gun to remove dust from the bonding
surfaces. Then, wipe the surfaces clean using
an acetone solvent.
Figure 43. - Removing Old Adhesive From Panels
Obtain an epoxy adhesive repair kit and mix the
adhesive following the instructions supplied with
the kit (Figure 44).
Figure 44. - Mixing Epoxy Adhesive