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ripped up teak slats from cockpit seats and floor, was screwed down leaving1/8" holes through glass, was thinking along the lines of using a countersink to make the hole bigger then doing a fill with epoxy  glue mix finished with microspheres, do I need to use chopstrand as well ?

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My opinion is "no."  Epoxy with the appropriate filler is adequate.

If you are planning on re-installing new teak slats and screwing them down, chuck an Allen key into a drill and chew out some of the core, THEN fill with epoxy. This will do a better job of sealing the core.

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Ajax +1. Keep it simple as you can.

If all glass, epoxy and cabo mix, maybe bevel top of each hole, tape one side as backer, fill, lay a strip of tape over to exclude air, fair and forget, IMHO. Tape should come off easy...or use peel ply, or similar garp.

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If you plan on putting teak back down, forget the fasteners - just glue it down.

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Not to disagree, but I thought "oily" teak did not take kindly to glues....eipoxy is, essentially, a glue. But, that is just me...and my curious head looking for good ways to deal with teak on my project. In the past, I used teak as pedestals or blocks,,,and bolted the pedestals in place, with the cheek blocks already placed...FWIW.

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That was so strange!  I guess it makes sense given what tires that big must cost.

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On 6/6/2017 at 5:09 PM, BobBill said:

Not to disagree, but I thought "oily" teak did not take kindly to glues....eipoxy is, essentially, a glue. But, that is just me...and my curious head looking for good ways to deal with teak on my project. In the past, I used teak as pedestals or blocks,,,and bolted the pedestals in place, with the cheek blocks already placed...FWIW.

Just wipe the teak with solvent before gluing - never had a failure.

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I agree. Acetone wipe, and a coarse sanding before the wipe, will glue with epoxy beautifully.
Every Thistle with teak rails has this treatment both for the rails themselves but also for the aft transom piece where the grating is. They don't come apart.

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Acetone will do it?...

I do have two teak blocks supporting each aka on my outrigger, I bolted them in as sandwich with the tubes but did not use epoxy...will give that a try...always figured teak sort of oozed oils...very good and thanks.

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

Just wipe the teak with solvent before gluing - never had a failure.

That's what i have done.  It may be marketing hype, but WEST seems to imply that their G/Glex epoxy is the one to use on difficult to bond woods: http://www.westsystem.com/specialty-epoxies/gflex-650-toughened-epoxy/  - but I would still wipe down with acetone first/

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I'd agree on the GFlex or equivalent. I don't know that the adhesion is different, it's just more flexible and therefore better able to absorb the inevitable movement. 

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I have one stress area...will give G Flex a go...small area.

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