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I bought my first boat two years ago, and rather than a basic white hull, it is a shiny navy blue. I know nothing about marine paint and finishes. Is it more likely to be a gelcoat or an awlgrip-type finish?

Sorry about the total ignorance, but there are a few scratches I'd like to try to fix, but I don't have the slightest idea where to begin.

Thanks for any and all advice!
 

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1975 Newport 28
1986 Hunter 31
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Most likely a paint job Jas.
Well, yeah, I figured it's paint. But like I said, I know nothing about marine finishes -- is awlgrip a paint or something else, and where does gelcoat come into it?

Or do you mean that I have neither, and that it's just paint over fiberglass?

Thanks again! :eek:
 

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So what I've probably got is just paint over the gelcoat?

Have pity on me, I know NOTHING about marine finishes. I'm better off with the woodwork, at least I know something about varnishes. Fiberglass -- not so much.
 
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