Stus-List Plexus Removal During Fixed Port Replacement
robertabbott at eastlink.ca
Tue May 16 11:52:43 EDT 2017
I replaced my ports approx. 7 years ago.....the old ones were help in
place by Plexus.....I used a Dremmel with a fine bit to remove the
Plexus.....it had to be removed otherwise the new ports would not 'seat
properly' and flush with the side cabin top(s). I did not want the new
ports protruding out beyond the side of the cabin.
If a pro is doing it, I'd have the pro do it so it will looklike a pro
did the job.
C&C 32- 84
On 2017-05-16 12:35 PM, Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am looking to your collective wisdom on the fixed port replacement
> on our 1994 C&C 37/40+. I am aware of the recommendations regarding
> VHB and Dow 795.
> Due to time constraints, I am having a highly recommended pro do the
> work, and he removed one of the ports today. He asked a reasonable
> question, since the plexiglass peeled off without pulling any of the
> Plexus off the gelcoat. When he tried to pull a bit of the Plexus
> off, as many of you have commented, it also pulled some of the
> gelcoat. The Plexus also quite hard.
> So, if the Plexus is so well adhered, and it will be very stubborn to
> come off the gelcoat (and do damage in the process), Should I just
> leave the Plexus in place and allow the VHB to attach to it?
> I understand the thickness of the VHB might make the window stand out
> a little proud from the fiberglass by comparison, but I'm not sure
> that's a bad tradeoff compared to trying to remove something that
> might serve as a good substrate anyway.
> Your input is greatly appreciated!
> Bruce Whitmore
> (847) 404-5092 (mobile)
> bwhitmore at sbcglobal.net
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