patching an aluminium prop

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by valvebounce, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    The prop on my 18hp Evinrude is pitted,the overall shape is still intact.
    Is there a way to fill the pits and re-paint the prop?
    I thought of cleaning out the pits and using epoxy to fill them,then sanding them smooth before painting.
    Seems a shame to scrap a decent looking prop just because of a few pits.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That will work fine. If you can sandblast it, the epoxy will have better adhesion.
     
  3. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Thanks G,I hoped that would be the answer.
    "V"
     
  4. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    May work but prop may be weakened by pits- carry a spare.
     

  5. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Thanks for the advice,I'm on the lookout for one."V"
     
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