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Got a question,  I'm repairing the transom in my bass boat.  I cut out the fiberglass in 2 pieces to remove all the wood.  My question is, can I reuse the fiberglass pieces or do I have to buy new fiberglass.  The pieces that I have are in good condiction.  Also, if it is possible to reuse the pieces, Does anyone no the process of replacing the fiberglass.

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How much time do you have? If this is a project boat and you have time do it right and lay new fiberglass, and layer it slowly. Sand it in between coats, then on the final layer use a 1800 grade paper, sand it smooth and paint then apply gel coat. Do the gel coat in layers.

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Replace the fiberglass! I want to wish you luck sanding that fiberglass with 1800 grit. I own an auto body shop and dont use anything finer than 80 grit on raw fiberglass and 600 on gelcoat. I am not saying that 1800 cant be used but I promise that after sanding for the next 2 years you will want to use something rougher.In case you are not familiar with 1800 grit it is as fine a notebook paper. we use 1500 to sand and polish show cars!

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gamblerOH,

I use the 1500 also, I had a body shop guy who does fiberglass vettes and he gave me 80 sheets of the 1800. I misspoke and should have wrote to use it on the gel coats.

I found that this gave me a better finish on the little bubbles and pin holes on the gel coat.

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