Author Topic: Best way to repair rust spots on my cast iron keel.  (Read 183 times)

Mickeyv1949

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Best way to repair rust spots on my cast iron keel.
« on: March 29, 2020, 07:47:05 PM »
Just had my P26 hull cleaned and noticed rust spots on the Cast iron keel. what the best way to repair? Also, seal between keel and hull is cracking any suggestions? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Best way to repair rust spots on my cast iron keel.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 09:21:38 PM »
Well, generally when I get hauled every year and come spring to do bottom painting my entire keel is one 2200lbs of rust. I put a wire brush on my drill and get the rust off before bottom paint... alternatively I guess you can scrape and grind down to bare metal and fair it out with fairing compound and epoxy coat it then bottom paint but not too sure if anyone actually does that unless they're racing and want to get everything slick.... As for the crack....I assume its a hairline crack of the bottom paint....the keels do flex a bit and mine shows the same. In the past I have sealed it up with some 5200 and or fairing compound. Hope that helps. V