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fiberglass textured deck repair questions
My better half and I recently purchased a Maple Leaf 42, she had been neglected for probably 7 years and will require a fair amount of work to get ship shape, but luckily everything is there and we got her for a great price.
the decks will eventually have to be completley refinished, as the gelcoat has some spiderwebbing and chips, and at one point a previous owner had painted over a large portion...
which leads to my first question..
some parts of the decks are textured with a pattern that looks like tiny diamonds.. Im sure theres a name for this...
Regardless how would one go about repairing and refinishing these parts of the decks? I know a fair bit about fiberglass, and on flat surfaces I would pretty much sand it down, glaze putty it, guide coat etc, fill, prime and paint..
But obviously that would be very tough to do on the textured surfaces, and a large percentage of the decks are...
I would greatly appreciate any advice, Im sure someones been through this.