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Old 07-15-2015, 06:58 PM
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Gelcoat Faded Beyond Repair

I have an 05 Black X-Star that sits outside on the cradle all year. The backend faces the sun all day and the gel coat has become unfixable. I had it wet sanded twice and it looked as good as new for about two months and quickly faded back to pathetic. Is there a better fix for this? Re-gelcoat or paint, something? My boats only cosmetic flaw
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:11 PM
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A water line cover could prolong the effects of the gel restore.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:31 PM
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1990lmtd is right on the money. You could get the transom re-gelled, or just do a transom wrap.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:54 AM
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Who does re-gells? I have never heard of someone re-gelling? This would be optimal of course. And I totally agree on the bigger cover
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:24 AM
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silly question, but did you polish and wax after?

I wet sanded my transom and side. I only restored using mequires kit the rear of the transom, leaving the side alone because it looiked pretty good just sanded. But this does not protect the gelcoat at all, which I think is critical. I know it will fade again prettty fast
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:46 PM
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Who does re-gells? I have never heard of someone re-gelling? This would be optimal of course. And I totally agree on the bigger cover
I saw an older Ski Nautique that had been totally Redone, including the gelcoat. It was not just new gelcoat but a totally different pattern that looked great. It really looked like a new boat. I wish I had taken Pics of it as that was a few years ago. No telling what the guy had in that boat though. I believe there was a shop that did the gel work in Selma, Al iirc.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:07 PM
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Who does re-gells? I have never heard of someone re-gelling? This would be optimal of course. And I totally agree on the bigger cover
Where in Texas are you? I may have a recommendation for you.

In any event, you need a water line cover if you are going to store outside.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:58 PM
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This may sound crazy, but I learned this method here a few years ago and it brought back a very faded '89 Prostar to looking like new. A couple of cans of Orange Pledge and several applications with paper towels might have it looking like new. It's cheap and easy and doesn't hurt anything. An ocaisional touch up was all it took to keeping my boat looking new.
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