patching plywood deck


I have a 9"x18" section that has delaminated. I tore it out down to good plywood to a depth of .18". I have some plywood and 9" solid pine stock I could "plane" down (multiple passes with a dado blade) to fit. Which would be better? I will be using construction adhesive and a deck coating to waterproof. Thanks
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If a spot of plywood delaminated, the rest is probably not far behind. Meantime, either patch will work for now. I'd go with what you think is easiest.
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Mat wrote:

Vanilla plywood, or what we used to call marine plywood, which had glues that would stand up to moisture? I don't think ANY coating could make regular plywood hold up.
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Clean up the hole, soak it with polyester boat resin and allow to cure thoroughly, fill the hole with bondo, sand smooth and paint. Repeat as often as new delamination occurs.
Joe
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Joe wrote:

Yes on the resin, no on the bondo. One lady in spike heels will shatter it. If proper marine-grade plywood no longer exists, coat the patch piece on all six sides with the resin, screw it down, and resin over that.
But like the other guy said, if one spot failed, others are likely not far behind. I'd poke around with an icepick and a bright flashlight before I sank any real time or money in the project. Maybe a quick'n'dirty patch to tide OP over until they can save up for a new deck surface.
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On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 13:41:26 -0400, aemeijers wrote:

Rest of deck is solid, it's just this 1 spot. Maybe cuz of puddling in the low spots which I have no idea how to fix other than rebuilding the entire deck. Anyways, I have tried bondo and it separates from the ajoining wood after a year...best patching material for small areas is construction adhesive - just trowel it on in several layers, Sadly I need to repair spots, mostly rusty nails growing thru the coating, every year. Thanks to the builders who saved $10 30 years ago using nails instead of galvinized screws!
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