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 gel coat gouge - fix it?
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uaruss
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Posted - 05/10/2019 :  10:17:36 AM  Show Profile Send uaruss a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do you guys think this is just cosmetic, or something that needs to be fixed (see the two pictures)?





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uaruss
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Posted - 05/10/2019 :  10:18:52 AM  Show Profile Send uaruss a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm getting a "internal server error", so I can't upload the zoomed in picture...

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PalmerScott
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Posted - 05/10/2019 :  11:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit PalmerScott's Homepage Send PalmerScott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No cracking of the gel coat around the margins of the gouge. Ergo, it does not appear that the fiberglass in that area flexed much, at all. So, I think that is just cosmetic. Get a gel coat repair kit from West Marine or similar and patch it. West Marine sells a kit that comes with thickened gel coat (they call it a paste), a few tint colors (white is never quite 'white'), hardener, and a little piece of plastic film to help smooth and seal the repair. Do a little tiny spot to see how it behaves. Then, tackle the main gouge.

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StumpNocker
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Posted - 05/10/2019 :  11:25:00 AM  Show Profile Send StumpNocker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes it's cosmetic and yes it should be fixed. Also, what Palmer said!

Should be a fairly easy fix if your at all handy! Watch a few youtube vids on the subject and get at it! You will have to peel back that pin stripe a little, but once it is all said and done, it shouldn't take more than a few hours to do.




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uaruss
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Posted - 05/11/2019 :  08:24:50 AM  Show Profile Send uaruss a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good deal, thanks!

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Badfish
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Posted - 05/15/2019 :  09:39:15 AM  Show Profile Send Badfish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Spectrum makes gelcoat repair kits. They probably have the match for your boat, but you can search your boat on their site. I had a ding from docking and mine was a perfect match and easy to do! As others said there are YouTube videos with tips, tricks, etc

Edited by - Badfish on 05/15/2019 09:41:06 AM
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friogatto
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Posted - 05/17/2019 :  11:40:12 AM  Show Profile Send friogatto a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Spectrum for sure. DO it right the first time, get the correct color.
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