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post #7 of Old 06-25-2009
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
It's just a gel coat fix. Get some 5200 and Dow celzine underliner. Mix a thick compound and season it with paprika. Then use a bratton-style spatula to apply the compound and sand with Scotch mono-ply 20000 grit paper until perfectly smooth.

Melt a white crayon and mix in some of the oxidized paint from the rest of your hull, then paint the substance over the new patch for a perfect match.
Man, that's freaky--I use the same method! Mostly. The bratton-style spatula is a little cumbersome for me, so I switched to to a confectioner's spoon. And I substitute dried school paste for the crayon. Otherwise, spot on. The paprika is key.

Tom K

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