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Old 06-05-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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Spider Cracks

I have some spider cracks around my fuel fill and other deck fittings. Someone told me about a product that "you just put it on" and the spider cracks go away. Was that the beer talking? Has anyone heard of such a wonder product?
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Don't know if it works, but here is what the beer was saying. Home - MagicEzy
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:07 PM   #3
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Colored wax like that will make the cracks very hard to see for awhile. They're still there, just harder to see. A lot of beer consumed by the observer will also make the spider cracks disappear (or perhaps cause them to double).

Truly making them "go away" involves replacing the gel coat, and if you want to keep them away, reinforcing the underlying fiberglass. Flexing causes it, and the gel coat is more brittle than the fiberglass, so it cracks first.
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Don't know if it works, but here is what the beer was saying. Home - MagicEzy
I tried MagicEzy and I was not impressed. Looked great on their video but would not bond or smooth out. Gave up quickly on it👎
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I have seen this mentioned often on boating sites, I have never used it so can't say if good or bad, Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQ6XHWC...a-306083251818
If you try it please post results.
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Greetings,
Mr. S. I've used Capt. Tolly's with good results. It seals cracks and small leaks but does nothing for the appearance of same. The crack is still there but watertight. I had a couple of gauges on the flybridge that would fog up inside on a regular basis. Dried them out well and sealed the bezel with Tolly. No more fogging.


I also concur with Mr. DDW's comments and advice.
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I will try it and post my results. Pix before and after.
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