Notices
The Boating Forum

Deep scratch in hull

Old 05-09-2018, 05:26 PM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CT
Posts: 383
Likes: 0
Received 156 Likes on 87 Posts
Default 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
Thankfully it is well above the waterline





Last edited by scout11; 05-10-2018 at 10:47 AM. Reason: miss type
Old 05-10-2018, 07:19 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 676
Received 124 Likes on 84 Posts
Default

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.
Old 05-10-2018, 07:22 AM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,701
Likes: 0
Received 2,420 Likes on 1,534 Posts
Default

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.
Old 05-10-2018, 07:24 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Middle Sound NC
Posts: 1,620
Received 667 Likes on 369 Posts
Default

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

Those dark hulls would be tough for novices to match I would think.
Likes:
Old 05-10-2018, 09:05 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 676
Received 124 Likes on 84 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by thefuzz View Post
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.
Old 05-10-2018, 09:07 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location:
Posts: 300
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

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.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.