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Ding stick


Anyone know if any of the local sailing shops carry ding stick? West Marine can order it but they don't have it in stock.
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Re: Ding stick


Vandervoorts have marine-tex....same thing.
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Perfect, thanks.
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Marine Tex works really well but I tried to get it at Vandervoorts a couple of years ago and they said they couldn't get it any more. Call them, maybe that has changed. I've fixed good sized dings with two part epoxy before without issue. And to be truthful I've actually had great success just simply filling the hole with candle wax, then just scraping the excess wax off to smooth out the repair. Mock me if you will but it worked quite well!

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Plumber's epoxy (for fixing pipe leaks) is the same as ding stick only cheaper. Two claylike parts that you knead together to get it to cure/harden. I think it even cures when wet. I've always prefered using marine tex because it is bright white and can be faired in easier because it has peanut butter consistency. Plumbers epoxy is more like clay/chewing gum and is grey or maybe green? With marine tex I usually use packing or masking tape to smooth it out to reduce sanding. Tape is also good for holding a delam etc together. Air exposure is not required for it to harden. If repairing a hole in a foam core board then make sure the ambient temperature is cooling slightly or staying the same so that it sucks in instead of being pushed out. ie. do it in the evening out of the sun!
Or candle wax is good too lol. Actually, I used to use nail polish a lot to fix little holes in my windsurfing boards. Put the board in the sun on your roofrack and look for drops of water as it heats up. The seam on the rails used to be the biggest problem area. When dry, just paint with nail polish to seal (again as the board is cooling).

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google 'plumbers epoxy'
The first one I clicked on from Home Hardware looks pretty good! and it said turns from blue to white when it hardens bonus if you have a white board like mine emoticon
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Sweet, great info guys - thanks.
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I was at vandervoorts the other day and they have marine tex upstairs in the marine section.\\stan

dont use wax emoticon
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Good to hear, that stuff works well.
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