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I have a 1982 30' sailboat and the Gelkote is wearing off at some spots. Most of the boat is OK, but there are spots like the photo attached. I asked a guy at the marina how much to paint the deck, he told me about 4 to 6K plus marina fees. It's beyond my budget and would cost about half the price of the boat.
He also told me I could buy Gelkote, mix in white colorant, go to Home Depot and buy a $4 one time use spray bottle and spray the Gelkote on. Then sand, polish and wax. I don't have to do the entire deck, only the spots where it's worn down.
Now, I have done enough work on my boat to know it's never so simple. Has anyone done this type of patch job? Are there any tutorials on the web? It sounds like I seriously could mess up my boat if I don't do this right.