The glass fiber tube repair kit is available
from the mast manufacturer Exel.
| The damage can be repaired as
long as it is less than half of the circumference of the tube. If the tube is fully broken,
| Wear personal protective equipment (PPE).|
| Wear safety glasses and rubber gloves
all the time.|
| Wear a dust respirator filter
|WARNING Read and follow the
mast manufacturer safety instructions.|
|WARNING Acetone is
flammable. Make sure that there is good ventilation and avoid skin contact during
repair and painting.|
| Due to the flammability of
the components, special packaging is required. Be prepared for higher air freight
| Arrange the repair conditions
as instructed by the resin or hardener producer.|
Prepare the glass fiber tubes.
Remove dirt and old paint with acetone and paper.
Abrade and clean the surfaces with sand paper.
Remove dust with acetone and paper or towel.
Mix the components.
|CAUTION Read the manufacturer instructions carefully and follow them.|
Use a syringe or a scale to measure the quantities of the different
Do not mix more than 100 g (3.53 oz) at a time, because you have only about
25 minutes to work before the mix hardens.
Normal mixing ratio:
Spread the mixed resin on the damaged area.
Soak the damaged area with the resin.
Wrap the glass fiber mat tightly around the damaged area, and simultaneously spread
more resin over the mat.
| To obtain as much strength as possible, make sure that the mat is fully
Wrap at least 2 full layers, 3 or 4 layers where possible. Place the layers in 30 … 45°
angles to each other.
To remove air and penetrate the resin into the tube structure, wrap polypropylene tape
around the repaired area.
Let the resin cure in the instructed temperature for 24 hours.
Remove the polypropylene tape.
Abrade the surface with sand paper.
Continue to paint the repaired area.