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Refinishing a fibreglass galley worktop and sink.

We have looked at a couple of boats where the galley worktop and sink[s] are one piece fibreglass mouldings and are badly scratched chipped and discolored.

I guess I could fill and paint with 2 pack polyurethane but I have seen ads for granite look refinishing possibly with an epoxy paint.

Has anyone tried to do this. If so was it successful and what product or organisation was used.
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Why not fair it with a thickened epoxy and then add a laminate to it. I'm pretty sure they make faux granite laminate nowadays.

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We have looked at a couple of boats where the galley worktop and sink[s] are one piece fibreglass mouldings and are badly scratched chipped and discolored.

I guess I could fill and paint with 2 pack polyurethane but I have seen ads for granite look refinishing possibly with an epoxy paint.

Has anyone tried to do this. If so was it successful and what product or organisation was used.
The Dog's suggestion of fairing and laminating is a good one but does not really address the sink itself. I dislike fiberglass sinks because of issues such as ease of damage and discoloration. If I were to buy one of those boats you looked at, I would find a stainless steel sink you like and that will fit the countertop and enclosure, then remove the old sink by cutting it out and leaving an appropriately sized hole for the new sink, then do the fairing and new lamination that Sailing Dog suggested. It is a lot more work, but the resulting product will be much more serviceable.

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I was expecting to do the laminate and new sink route but was at a home and garden expo and several stands were promoting this type of all over coating. Their brochure pics look good BUT they would wouldn't they.

I was hoping to find someone who had used it in a marine environment.
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Laminate and new sink is the better way all around

The faux granite works, but requires a fair bit of practice to get the right look.
Also, it is normally a rough finish when complete that will require a top coat of some clear finish to make it smooth enough to keep clean easily. (or a good sanding that may totally trash the look you've tried to acheive)

A search on faux granite paint should turn up a few methods, and possibly suppliers.

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