|The top has not parted company with the rest of the quiver tip so it will only need a new gel coat|
|The jig supports the tip while it is rotated|
Only a very small amount of gel coat is required in the ratio of 10 parts resin to 3 parts hardener. In this case it can be measured in drops from a length of wire. Dip the wire in the resin and drip 10 droplets onto the mixing surface - I use a small piece of glass. Wipe the wire and use the other end to drop 3 droplets of harder on to the surface. After mixing apply the resin to the damaged area, start the tip rotating.
|Applying the new gel coat|
The gel-coat did its job but there was still a weakness at the joint. I tried to strengthen it with some shrink tube but this did not make enough difference to make it worthwhile so I stripped it off and started to sand the joint ready for another coat of resin when it snapped.
Well, that was not the plan - Grrr!
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|A coat of yellow paint identifies it as a repaired tip in my stock|