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Mast wear

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Created by Ben1973 Two weeks ago, 22 Jun 2020
Ben1973
399 posts
22 Jun 2020 6:58AM
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Getting a bit a wear on the mast from one of the cams, can I just paint on some epoxy now and then to protect it? Don't really won't to wrap it as it's not that bad yet and don't won't a bulge as the glass would be thicker then the dent.

powersloshin
NSW, 1132 posts
22 Jun 2020 10:46AM
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I think epoxy only would crack and detach quickly, you can get very fine cloth that will add minimal thickness

John340
QLD, 2059 posts
22 Jun 2020 11:09AM
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Mast wear from cams aids rotation

Shifu
QLD, 1455 posts
22 Jun 2020 8:13PM
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Painting some resin on the wear points is fine. I don't have cammed sail but I do my my mast tips. Will prolong their life.

Paducah
984 posts
22 Jun 2020 10:52PM
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Any thoughts on using the same clearcoats the factories use? Is that polyurethane clearcoat?

ab01
QLD, 84 posts
23 Jun 2020 9:37AM
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Just paint on a thin layer of epoxy resin. It works well for cam wear and mast tip. It doesn't crack or wear off easily.

Ben1973
399 posts
23 Jun 2020 10:10PM
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Just painted on some epoxy, if that doesn't work I've got some carbon cloth I'll try next.

Manuel7
393 posts
24 Jun 2020 3:19AM
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Check the cam too, maybe some grime got stuck on it.
Ezzy top cap puts sideways pressure on the mast, I rotate the mast to even out the wear but ultimately need to add a layer of cloth too.

decrepit
WA, 10023 posts
24 Jun 2020 8:49AM
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carbon doesn't wear well, you'd be better of with glass.



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