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Compass Marine How To | all galleries >> Welcome To >> Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot > Mix In The Cabosil
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Mix In The Cabosil

Mix In The Cabosil

Adding Cabosil, or the thickener of your choice, is easy but you can not make it too thick. It needs to drool off the mixing stick in a steady stream. If it goes drip, drip, drip off the mixing stick it's probably too thick.

Remember this slightly thickened resin has to fill a hole and let air bubbles escape leaving behind no voids. If you make it too thick you will have bubbles and voids. Not too thin and not to thick..

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Randall 24-Jan-2015 15:24
it should read "but you can make it too thick" by deleting the word "not"
peter charak 29-Aug-2013 22:40
Typo on my part. Last word meant to be hole, not core.
peter charak 29-Aug-2013 22:39
What would be wrong with too thin? Does the filler make the epoxy stronger/more impervious to water transport? Or, would more of the thinner epoxy penetrate the core and form a concavity at the core?