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scout11 05-09-2018 05:26 PM

Deep scratch in hull
 
Hi. I have a bunch of minor scratches in my gel coat. But they appear to be cosmetic. This one seems like something I need to address. Any suggestions on how to approach it ? I have searched and read about 10 different threads about this but I couldn’t tell if the scratches were a similar depth. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Outside of washing and waxing the hull I am a complete novice, So please use elementary level vocabulary Here are the pics https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...7e7a01a5c.jpeg
Thankfully it is well above the waterline
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...fe70e0b35.jpeg




captquin 05-10-2018 07:19 AM

Give marinetex a shot. Easy 2 part epoxy. It's white, so add some blue tint to help hide it. Get a dremel or something and clean out the scratch first then wipe with acetone.

jeff7y28 05-10-2018 07:22 AM

Or if you are OCD, just have your local professional take care of that one scratch for ......... maybe..........$50 or so. They make it disappear completely.

thefuzz 05-10-2018 07:24 AM

Yea, if it were mine, I would call a pro.

Those dark hulls would be tough for novices to match I would think.

captquin 05-10-2018 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by thefuzz (Post 11405583)
Yea, if it were mine, I would call a pro.

Those dark hulls would be tough for novices to match I would think.


Oh wow. Yeah, if it's in a conspicuous location and under a hundred bucks, I'm calling a pro for sure.

ziess21 05-10-2018 09:07 AM

My shop would charge $175 or so for a repair like that FYI. In a dark color, I'd definitely get the gel from the manufacturer/Spectrum and have a shop do it.


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