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  1. Tuglife

    Spectrum gelcoat patch can it be rolled on?

    Cool thanks so much hatem!
  2. Tuglife

    Spectrum gelcoat patch can it be rolled on?

    The spectrum kit only has two ingredients. The vaseline like paste and the hardening agent. Also it will really help if i showed a picture of what it currently looks like. Unfortunately i cant do that until the shrink wrap comes off in a few weeks.
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    Spectrum gelcoat patch can it be rolled on?

    I used the dremel because just about every youtube video i watched recommended it. Oops. Lol. I hope using a brush will work ok i am skeptical because the spectrum paste is like a vaseline rather than a paint. Hope i can some how apply it somewhat evenly. Thanks guys for the advice!
  4. When i bought my boat the bow had some mashed up gelcoat as shown in picture. So i used the spectrum kit and it worked pretty well except one problem. As i was sanding down in a couple areas i sanded a bit too much. Not enough to get to the fiberglass but just enough so that you can see some of the color of the fiberglass so it looks like i have these riddish little strips in a couple spots. So i grabbed my dremel and etched out those spots and applied more gelcoat and got to sanding again and the sane thing happens in other areas. Ive tried 3 times and just as i have sanded to make everything smoothe i always go a ting bit too far. I am chasing my tail at this point. I am sanding with the utmost care using a sanding block by hand starting with 220 then moving to higher grits. It doesnt matter how i do it i always eventually start making some of that red fiberglass color show through. The original damaga and me etching out the cracks has resulted in to much of tye original gelcoat to be removed i guess. All i need to do i think really is just brush or roll on the gelcoat and just put a super thin layer or two on it so i dont have to see those faint red marks and i would be happy. The question is has anyone ever tried brushing or using a high density foam roller to just apply a coat of this stuff to a small area? The pic below is the before picture. You can see it kind of a tricky area. Unfortunately i dont have the after pic to show the red marks but in sure you can imagine. Thanks in advance!
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    Cleaning engine compartment on a bow rider

    Thanks guy. Curt u dont by chance have a pic of your home made articulated scrub brush do ya?
  6. Hey all, i have lots of info on how to clean a bilge and how to clean an egine compartment that is big enough to crawl down into but not much on how to get that fiberglass in your engine compartment clean on a bow rider. No way to really effective scrub under and behind the engine unless i could have the engine removed so how do ya get all that fiberglass nice and new looking again? I was thinking about using a power washer but was afraid about overspray landing on the engine and electronics. I read about an idea of filling your bilge up with water and turning off the pump and mixing in some bilge cleaner than driving the boat around and letting the sloshing do the cleaning which sounds great but that wont really go up high enough on the walls of the compartment. any thoughts?
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    Volvo penta dps transom shield anode replacement

    Wow bro your outdrive is looking gorgeous and i know you take that thing off shore and its at last a few years old whats ur secret?
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    Volvo penta dps transom shield anode replacement

    Thanks so much guys!
  9. Hello all, i was going to replace my anodes this year myself to save some dough but as i look at the specs for the zincs for my outdrive it looks like the only way you can change the transom shield zinc is by removing the outdrive first. This is on a sunesta 264 by the way volvo penta dps-b. Can this be right? Most people can get at their anodes without going through this i think. here is a link to the info. https://www.boatzincs.com/pdfs/volvo_SXA-DPS_Installation.pdf
  10. Weird issue. When idle or engine off stereo works. Then when i rev up and get going the radio cuts off. Like it totally shuts down likes its sensing to much power or heat and shuts off to protect itself. Anyone ever heard of such a thing?
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    Question about changing spark plugs

    Publication # 7748089 is the closest i think i can get. It has the similar engines but not my exact V8-320-C-B. Thats ok though for my use it will be good enough to help me thanks to you.
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    Question about changing spark plugs

    Yes i do have the navy blue bag which includes the owners manual for the engine but its just doest have enough detail. Im trying to get the service manual for it. Or at least and explanation from volvo why my engine serial number doesnt seem to exist preventing me from ordering a service manual. You rock hatem! Thanks!
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    Question about changing spark plugs

    Oh u mean the regular owners manual yes i have that. I just dont have like a seloc service manual.
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    Question about changing spark plugs

    Wish i could get my hands on the manual. Member curt my engine is the weird engine that ya cant find info on.
  15. If i buy volvo penta original spark plugs i shouldnt need to worry about buying a gap adjustmeng tool right? Do you need a torque wrench or can u just tighten till snug? thanks chap family!
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