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Hi I have a hairline crack in on the side of my hauler.. Little larger than a hairline but it's pretty thin.. What's the best way to seal it.. I was think of just putting some clear Chaulk and working it in with my finger so no water gets in it. Any suggestions


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You may need to drill some small holes on each end of the crack, so it doesn't spread.


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OK but what's the best way to seal it

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Posted: 05/11/21 11:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rockinfigs wrote:

OK but what's the best way to seal it


More gelcoat, Clean all wax off the surface, then squeegee some thinned gelcoat into the crack.

allow to harden, buff as require.


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Thk u

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The walls are material called Filon, not gel coat.


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deltabravo wrote:

The walls are material called Filon, not gel coat.


OK.. That doesn't help me with my question

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Rockinfigs wrote:

deltabravo wrote:

The walls are material called Filon, not gel coat.


OK.. That doesn't help me with my question


Replace the whole sheet of Filon ($$$$). I would be more worried about WHY it cracked.

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I would get a can of automotive clear coat. Mask it off to just expose the crack and spray away. If it’s a small crack you want something fairly liquid to fill the crack. The caulk may also work but I would be afraid it would attract dirt and look bad. A body guy told me the least intrusive method would be to give it a good coat of automotive wax. Of course it would have to be touched up from time to time.

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