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Old 03-23-2018, 08:24 AM
aleigh aleigh is offline
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Gel coat repair

Hi all, our family just purchased an 03 MC & joined the family. The boat is in pretty good shape appearance-wise, but there's a spot I'd like to try to patch. From what I read, it sounds like a lot of people use the Spectrum patch paste kit. Do you all think that would work in this case? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:41 AM
Skyskiguy Skyskiguy is offline
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Looks to be about the size of a nickel? And just through the gel? Looks like a perfect candidate for a do-it-yourself using Spectrum. Iíve used the patch paste a few times and had great results.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for replying so quickly---yes, about the size of a nickel and fortunately just through the gel. Glad to hear that the Spectrum paste works so well!
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:40 PM
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search youtube...lots of videos on gel coat repair.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:36 PM
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that nickel could end up being bigger... but... you can just fill it s-l-o-w-l-y and keep from having to blend it in... you probably won't be able to color match it without a kit... which should be fine... but if you take a small brush or stick and slowly build up you should be able to fill the hole.. it will take you like 4 or 5 mixes... tape the edges around the area so you don't get it on every thing. Clean it with acetone well... the rougher the edges the better the grip.. make sure you have a good V if you have any lines...

you will be challenged to get the curve..be careful when you sand you don't take off to much of the material you aren't replacing.. don't ask me how I know that either...

make sure you get 2 of the jars ... just so you have an extra one for when you want to do more ... trust me I know all too well about that...

BE patient... to a fault.. say it will take you a week to get the gel in and a week to sand it out.. ;o)

Good luck...
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Old 03-24-2018, 01:53 AM
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I used Spectrum patch paste on several boats -- black, white, red -- all with good success.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:59 AM
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A lot depends on the end result you expect. You';re right at the rub rail there so a professional level result would probably require removing the rub rail to make a proper repair and to protect the rail itself from damage during sanding. Yellow can also be difficult to match since it tends to fade quickly.

So that being said if the choices are nothing and DIY I'm in the DIY camp all day long. All good suggestion in posts above. Start slowly and don't try to fill the chip in one pass. A lot of times the challenge is not damaging the surrounding area in the attempt to repair the chip. If all else fails there's always the experts so why not give it a shot yourself.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:22 PM
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Iíve got some spots to patch too. Apparently the last owner wasnít great at trailering because my bow is pretty beat up, but luckily thatís the main downfall. Does anyone know what colors Iíll need to get? The 1997 brochure doesnít look like it give the color options for the Sammy Duvalls. Itís the grey, green, and white one
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:30 PM
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Do you just need the white? I'm pretty sure that would be Glacier White. I did some patch work in exactly the same place on my former 2001 and that was the color.
The scuffs caused by the Boat Buddy might just polish out.
Looks like you need to replace the rubrail as well.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:39 PM
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I need the grey too for down below where it got nicked. I’ll go ahead and get the glacier white for the main part up top though, thanks. I’m taking the boat buddy off and putting a roller on
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