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Its one of those I'm not sure if I should, not sure if I shouldn't things. Ive painted everything from cars to motorcycles to houses I think if I research it enough it will work out with no peeling or problems.
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Like painting anything, 95% of the work is in proper surface preparation. Do this, then the job will look great...don't do this then the job will look like crap and not last.

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Re: To Paint or not to Paint thats the question

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In my experience-a Dremel with the pointy sanding attachment works tons and tons better for widening the cracks.
I find a can opener (the punch type) sharpened give a nice groove
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Has anybody tried this stuff?
Any good?

Seems to me that if you avoid painting the gelcoat, you avoid getting peeling later on.
I used it on my Catalina 27 and it held up for about 3 years. It took several applications, though, to completely fill the cracks. Once filled, then polished with rubbing compound and a couple coats of wax it looked great.

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