I applied this kit to both ends of a 14' Old Town Camper (Royalex).
The felts are generously sized, and covered the keel damage I
needed to reinforce. The epoxy is just enough to saturate the felt,
but barely - I found it easiest to pour epoxy down the middle of the
felt, then work it in with a1 1/2" brush with very stiff bristles (you
can cut the bristles shorter if needed to stiffen them up.) An old
credit card or disposable plastic spatula helps smooth out air bubbles
(there WILL be air bubbles) and force the edges smooth. If you
mask the area, don't apply your tape too close to the dry felt - once
it's wet and you start smoothing it, it tends to spread beyond the
"dry" outline about 1/8" to 1/4". The epoxy had plenty of "open"
time, so while I didn't dally, I didn't have to rush to get both felts
applied and smoothed down before the epoxy started to set. In all,
I'm very pleased with the kit and the results.
Overall this is a great product. However, If it had about 1/3 more
epoxy/hardener mixture, it would be absolutely perfect. The first
felt soaked up the mixture and went on well. But, a lot of the
mixture soaked into the cardboard, and there was not enough to
completely soak the second felt. I knew I was in trouble when I
had to use more than half the mixture on the first felt, but by
then I was committed.
If I were to do it again, I would use a material other than
cardboard, one that did not absorb the mixture.
I was skeptical the Kevlar would be small and/or it would be light on
adhesive. Worked great, plenty material!! I would say to plan for it to
stretch long rather than wide.
The skid plates weren't too difficult to install, but it helps to have two
people! They seem to be wearing well and hopefully will help prevent
future damage & leaks.
Got this kit for my royalex Mad River Explorer Canoe,1994 garage
queen purchased in showroom condition. After a few uses decided
it would be best to add the kit. After watching you tupe vidios and
reading reviews about being short on resin, I made adjustments. I
did not use a roller. I spread resin on aluminum foil for soaking
kellar mat, and used a brush to tap and spread. Made full use of all
resin with minimal waste and turned out great. Used Krylon paint
for plastic after full cure. I am totally happy with results. Directions
didn't mention a difference in matting top/bottom, found a youtube
reference. Not sure how critcal that is other then texture or wear?
I followed the instructions in the kit and
used some tips found on you tube videos.
I wish there was a little more of the
compound. It was barely enough, the
foam roller absorbs some. If I could do it