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I did have crazing (not stress cracks) throughout my deck gelcoat.
I was able to re-gelcoat, but it wasn't easy.
First, I sanded the surface,
Then I brushed on a relatively thick layer of gelcoat.
Then I block sanded the gelcoat to get it flat. This would sand most of the new gelcoat off, but filled the crazing.
Then I sprayed several coats of gelcoat.
A light sanding with 400 and 600 grit flattened the orange peel.
Compound, wax, done.
I didn't want to paint, as a similar amount of labor for paint or gelcoat results in a shorter life for painted surfaces vs. gelcoat. Gelcoat is easier to repair also.
For more detail, email me.