we first got the table, it had a crack running across almost the entire
length of the top "lid" so we just cracked the lid completely off.
is the table lid, upside down. They did a rough coring job to stiffen
it up. The problem is they never glassed the joint where it's glued to
the bottom. Basically this table held together with gelcoat.
the joint area is so thin, we couldn't re-glue the lid and then glass
it in from the outside. We decided to add a fiberglass lip behind the
glue joint on the inside. We used clay and green tape with Part-all.
lip before we started trimming it. Once trimmed it will help support a large bead of epoxy glue and keep it
pressed up againt the seam.
put the lid back on, slid some spacers in the joint, and shot thickened
epoxy through the gap. When we finally closed the lid, the epoxy came
oozing out of the glue joint... proof of a solid bond.
sanded the excess epoxy and got a perfect seam.
of the initial repair.
then taped off the rest of the table and shot a very thick layer of
gelcoat along the edge of the table. I just made a hard line right
along the upper and lower radiused edge, with the intention of
wet-sanding it out later.