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  • marine tex vs jb weld - temporary alum boat fix

    I need a temporary patch on my boat until the welder can fix properly - the hole is letting a steady drip of water into the boat and was due to damage vs stress crack - I am talking about an area that is the about the size of a screwdriver as far as the hole - I have some jb weld in the garage - but would I be better off with marine tex?

    Probably going to get it welded in late fall whenever the place I take my boat for service slows down.

    The boat takes on about a 1-2 gallons or so per hour.

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    Re: marine tex vs jb weld - temporary alum boat fix

    Either will work. Prep is the Key. Sand lightly with 80 grit, Both Sides, Wipe down with Acetone, Both Sides, Apply JBW or MT Both Sides.
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      Re: marine tex vs jb weld - temporary alum boat fix

      I like JB Weld for really small patches, like a crack. It's so runny that it's a bit harder to work with on larger holes. PC11 (a two part marine epoxy like MT) is more putty-like and is easier to work on holes. Both are super-durable, though, so as long as you cover the hole (and get the epoxy to stay there while it hardens), both should work well.

      I used JB Weld on my aluminum boat and it sealed it quite nicely.
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        Re: marine tex vs jb weld - temporary alum boat fix

        Jaysin2006

        How long did your repair last? Do you check it after each launching just to make sure.

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