Home Forums 2-Cycle Racing Best way to patch holes on fiberglass seat?

This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Walt Gifford 3 years, 11 months ago.

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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
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      Thank you Patrick! I will try that tomorrow

  • #33349

    Tim Koyen
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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