Is there any OK epoxy you can buy from home depot or lowes? I am recarpeting my boat and the wood looks good but is 13 years old and I want to reseal it before the carpet goes on. I will order off the internet if I have to but would really like to pick some up today and be sealing tomorrow!
Home depot and lowes only carry polyester resin. Is there any cracks in the deck/fiberglass where your laying the carpet on? If you only have holes from the rod straps you can try to locate them when new carpet is applied or use marinetext and seal the existing holes and drill new ones. Us Composites or Boatbuildercentral.com carry epoxy. I would not suggest using it unless existing soft floor/repair and or cracks. If you use it, it could cause more headaches and carpet peel in time.
I don't have any cracks or anything and have some 3M Marine 5200 sealer I was going to use on the screw holes. Is this not ok? Should I use anything to reseal the wood or will the outdoor carpet glue do a good job once I trowel it on?
Go to your local auto parts store (Autozone, etc.) They have fiberglass sheets, Fiberglass Resin and the injector tubes of Epoxy resin. I bought a bunch of stuff from there and it worked great. We accidentally tore the glassing of my back seat pole out (don't ask, long story) and had to glass it back in. The stuff we bought there worked GREAT!! We also used it to patch up some glass holes in the floor and we used the Epoxy tubes to seal up drill holes on the other parts of the boat.
120218_004.jpg120218_005.jpg120218_006.jpg120218_007.jpg120218_008.jpgI fixed all my deck problems ,not much ,with fibercloth and resin from home depot, and went to the auto paint store and got a can of long hair fiber resin fiberglass. Once all fixed up. I sealed the whole boat, floors under gas tanks under console all the front deck with fiberglass resin from home depot bought a gallon ,painted it on let it dry good in garage fora bout a week then carpeted all new back in march still all good .