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Old 03-09-2012
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Re: Gel Coat Repair Flop (Pics)

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Originally Posted by maine89 View Post
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Trust me, had I not thought that was the way to do it, I never would have

It seemed to be unanimous online that gel coat needs a smooth surface or it will just bridge the gaps and crack easily.

I have some areas like the attached that I would love to fix (they are HIGHLY noticeable, more so than what I just "fixed") but there was no way I was going to try to sand them all out and build them back up again. Can these just be lightly sanded down the middle and then the whole area spread with gel coat? Just don't want it flaking off or something after I've done all the buffing and waxing.
I'd do one of two things - spring for a pro to spray some gelcoat over the necessary spots and rub it out myself or, pick up one of those Pre Val sprayers - sort of a cross between a spritzer and a disposable spray gun - and spray the gelcoat on myself. As long as you prep the area by thoroughly degreasing it and them wiping with good acetone, you shouldn't have any trouble with it sticking.
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