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Old 05-14-2012, 05:39 PM
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Thats where the windshield wash bucket at the gas pump comes in handy
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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Im going to keep this filed in the Paint Vs Gelcoat section.

Never seen this happen to gelcoat.

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I'm glad I wasn't alone. Felt kind of stupid. Another lesson learned. Thanks for the input.

One other thing I'm wondering. If you get slight spillover when you fill the boat, and gas runs a bit down side of boat, do you need to do more than just wipe off with a towel or cloth? Wonder if the area should be cleaned with something else, or is just wiping it off adequate?

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I have always grabbed a towel and dipped it in the window wash bucket at the pump or at least used the squeegee and put water on the area afraid of just what happened to you.
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what about putting a small strip of clear plastic, something like clear window tint material below the vent. Would that help?
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Never have seen that on a Formula. They use Emron paint.

Sucks for sure!
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Never have seen that on a Formula. They use Emron paint.

Sucks for sure!
Close cousin to Dupont Imron.
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Close cousin to Dupont Imron.
Dang! I knew I spelled that wrong!
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I know to watch my spelling and grammar around a few of yous guys so I had no choice but to call ya out. LOL
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Yea on a Formula it just stains it I know. We have a 04 31PC that overflowed and sat and now has a perminent yellowish brownish stain down the side under the vent.
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Ive only filled mine up till it ran out the vent once,accident,I sat in the station for a good 30 min with a towel,it was like it started siphoning.I wonder if it had a loop in it like the vent hose on race cars it wouldnt be as bad, I'm sure the heat/sun would make it swell and vent out. I try not to fill it all the way up an sit in the sun/heat.I will be alot more carefull now!!!
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