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Thanks for the heads up. We will be diving off it alot so then we will be in dive shoes & fins and it should be wet with us getting in and out. My long term wish list includes a hose down station which I could use to cool things off if needed. Going to the lake this weekend for the first camping trip.My foam mattresses are supposed to be here Thursday which is the day I am leaving. Hope to get them before I go. Hopefully I will be posting some relaxing pics like yours as well as some fishing forum pics.
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Originally posted by briankinley2004 briankinley2004 wrote:

....I used regular Bondo body filler on the seams/screws just to keep them from bleeding thru the vinyl. ....we had to glue both the vinyl and deck so this made it difficult.....



Brian, I know you explained this in gory detail to me...lol.  I have the MariDeck MD-101 Adhesive (for wood) as I am going to put down vinyl.  If I use Bondo to seal the seams, screws, and fill in a odd spot here and there, do you think this adhesive will be ok for that?  I guess that I am imaging that this glue works on porous substrates (like wood) and I am not sure that the Bondo is porous, so I"m wondering about the adhesion.

Also---you mentioned that you had to glue both the felt back side of the vinyl as well as the deck.  Could you explain why you had to do that?  Again, I am wondering if I am going to have to do that as well. 

Thanks in advance for rehashing this....
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Jenn,  I think Bondo would be plenty porous to bond with the glue. Even if it doesn"t bond you are only talking about small areas which for the most part will be in the middle where they wouldn"t matter. I had to do both sides (vinyl/deck) because the adhesive they sold me for fiberglass/aluminum surfaces was a contact cement. This means you have to coat each surface, let it "cure" or dry a little, then the bond occurs when they "contact". With this type cement you cannot adjust or move anything once the two surfaces touch so you have to have everything right to begin with. The glue your using is probably a standard glue that you would apply with a notch trowel and you should have a little more leeway. If you are uncertain about the bondo you could use a wood filler product instead or a floor float compound. I used the floor stone/float compound under my regular vinyl floor inside my cabin with no issues. It bonded well to the fiberglass composite board as well as the regular vinyl glue for wet locations. I only used the mari-deck glue because thats what they recommended for it and it is a different backing (the mari deck vinyl) than household vinyl. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Brian, it does help---and it sounds like it was a pain in the keister to coat both sides and have to get it down right.  I"ve never used bondo, but of course am game to try it out.  I know that vinyl is a little thin so surface prep is important.  Hope you are enjoying your renovation and are catching all the fish!
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Yep it is and the wind really makes it tough with that cloth like vinyl.The bondo is the easy part. Just follow the directions and mix it good. It dries quick but can be sanded and if you dont get enough you can put a second coat. Unfortunately I have been working too much to fish but may get to take her out Saturday if I work real hard tomorrow.
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