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Old 08-06-2010, 01:05 PM
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Boat: 1988 ProStar 190/454HO
Location: Titletown USA, WI
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Originally Posted by Luv2Ski View Post
Yes, the gelcoat is original. Mine had the red tape pinstripe just like yours does. I did not care for the look or the extra maintenance of the tape and opted not to put it back on.
That's exactly what I have to decide - i have 3 options from my local paint shop and these forums:

1) Sand the hell out of everything back down to the gelcoat.
PROs: Original Gelcoat :-)
CONs: Condition of original gelcoat. I have yet to find a shop that wants to do gelcoat repair on this boat -- they all want to sand, glass, and paint to match color, and they warn me that gelcoat repair will yellow/discolor over time.

2) Repaint the upper part in a color of my choice. I'm actually partial to the red mastercraft color. I like this option :-)
PROS: Red boat
CONS: It's black under the red. scratches will suck.

3) Repaint in current color. Take off all graphics and pinstripes
PROs: Stay with current color scheme
CONs: Same paint issues, though the color is close enough to black you can't really see it
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