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I've really given you my limited experience with this subject. I've used epoxies that I colored by mixing in enamel model paint to fix chips in ceramic tiles. You cannot find the original flaws and the patches have held up in high traffic areas for the long term. And I've used marine-tex on boats, especially in sealing the layers of fiberglass plies from the interior of a thru-hull transducer hole.@David Analog do you think this will work to fill the hole? I get that I will have to finish the top of it and I will try your technique. Never used the marine tex but since I know that both wood glue and grease will come out of the wood working glue syringe I figure the epoxy should be able to as well. Also should help keep things clean as opposed to using other topical application methods.
Just to be clear, the razor technique has the cut edge and blade running almost flat against and parallel along the boat surface. Definitely not with the blade at 90 degrees. The secret is getting to the epoxy at the early stages of curing. You can do a little trial and error elsewhere to perfect the technique.
A very mild solvent would be good to clean things up in advance.
I've used all the great 3M products. Silicone sealer. Underwater caulk (that is intended to remain somewhat compliant). Permanent 5200. I don't think these products are right for the application. I've also experienced UV and heat discoloration plus shrinking.