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    • #33160
      Robert DeGroff
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      I have an old Tillett fiberglass seat that has numerous old mounting holes. Looking to fill the holes low budget while I save for a better kart. Hope to make just a little more solid for my 195 pounds to not crack it

      Home Depot has a can of Bondo Glass for $14. Or should I go with their other option of Fiberglass Resin / hardener / cloth for @ $30? Or recommend something different?

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      Thank you!

    • #33166
      Patrick Roth
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      I have used a product called Dyna-Hair which came recommended to me.  I picked it up from O’Reilly’s.  It’s pretty easy to use and I’ve been very happy with the results.

      • #33250
        Robert DeGroff
        Participant

        Thank you Patrick! I will try that tomorrow

    • #33349
      Tim Koyen
      Participant

      I just go to the auto parts store and get the fiberglass cloth/resin kit for repairing boats & cars.  Always worked good for me.  Like any fiberglass job, getting all the extra resin out and the cloth nice and smooth before it hardens are key.

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    • #33437
      Robert DeGroff
      Participant

      I couldn’t find Dyna-Hair, but found a cloth kit for $17 at walmart in the auto section. Starting now and will post pics after. Thank you ALL for the advice!

    • #39417
      Steve Frank
      Participant

      I wrote this article several years ago for a magazine and recently found it floating around on the web.  Written specifically with kart seats in mind,but also provides general info about composite construction techniques applicable to any industry.

      http://www.kartpartsdepot.com/REPAIRING_A_KART_SEAT_p/034.htm

      Steve Frank

      Apex Designs

    • #39469
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      I get some fiberglass rod or even wooden dowel and cut disks to epoxy in the holes before patching over with cloth.

      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

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