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Re: Fiberglass dameged - How to repair?
Yes, you can fix this.
Grind it out to clean fiberglass and wood. It looks like you have a wood core there. OK. Now it's all clean, and it's ground down to a slightly concave surface. Build it up slowly with epoxy and fiberglass. I would use a multidirectional weave, but you could use mat or regular glass. Build it up from large to small. You might use a bit of filler to build it up. If you take your time, you can get such a smooth surface that you won't even be able to feel the difference. Finish the surface with gel coat. I'd put a couple of layers of the gel coat to get good color saturation. If you take care, you will match the (white) color perfectly. Match the red with paint, good to go.
A thought about fiberglass work. If you are handy, you can do it. Watch a bunch of YouTube and pick up pointers. Good luck. Oh, remember that saturation is super important. Wet the surface, place the glass, saturate the glass.
Last edited by Scotty C-M; 04-24-2019 at 04:55 PM.