19 June 2001
PR-1: Repair of Fiberglass Guard Rail
: Fiberglass guard rail
is chipped and
is a safety hazard.
Procedure: Sand and clean the damaged area and ensure it is dry. Apply epoxy
or a catalyzed resin to the damaged area with a putty knife or spatula. Cover the
repair with cellophane and secure it. Allow the repair to cure; then remove the
cellophane and sand the area smooth.
: This procedure can
be routinely used for
any fiberglass component.
Similar procedures can be used for other synthetic components.
Future Inspections: Basically the same as for other deck components.