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Old 05-25-2015, 06:28 PM
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Repairing a Scratch.

Hi all it was the first time I could take out my new to me 2008 MasterCraft X30 I was putting it on the lift and there were screws sticking out. It was calm and came in and as the back was approaching the wind picked up and spun the boat into the screws. Anyways it is a fairly deep scratch and I was wondering if anyone has any experience repairing the hull; is it tough or should I just let a pro do it. Also if anyone is in the Alberta area do you know anyone who could repair this.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:54 PM
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Just buy the Spectrum gel paste and fill yourself. Use a Dremel to make 45 degree angle on scratch. Don't go too deep. Just enough to get a layer of paste in. Then wet sand with 600, 800, 1000 and 1500 grit. When that is done, then use a fine cut compound and swirl remover. Finally a mirror glaze and the wax. If you screw up, then take it to a professional. You got this!


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Old 05-25-2015, 07:59 PM
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It's fixable... I learned how to do this on youtube...

The real challenge is getting the color matched just right which is a pain... Having to cross over into a different color is probably even a bigger pain. Never done that...

You can get a gelcoat repair kit on amazon. West marine sells the same kit in store, but you'll pay more. Other then that you'll need some sand paper 800/1000/1500/2000 grit, rubbing and buffing compound and a buffer with the right pads for detailing...

http://www.amazon.com/Fiberglass-Eve...oat+repair+kit

If you think it's too much of a challenge, ask your shop ,they should be able to recommend a mobile gel coat repair guy...
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:04 PM
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My dad thinks it is into the fiberglass I Think it is the gel coat what do you think?
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:10 PM
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It doesn't matter, gel coat will bond right on top of the fiber class... Look how deep this was... This being the rudder port hole, I wasn't worried about looks, just wanted a smooth surface to install the new port into...
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:11 PM
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oops pics are running behind...
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:14 PM
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Maybe on the radius you got to the fiberglass, but nowhere else. Give your hull ID to MC and they will get the exact paste for your boat. Two colors makes it more difficult., but not impossible. Each kit will cost you $39 from MC (will be Spectrum brand). Honestly, is that too much to give it a try? Dealer will charge $1500 or more to fix that. Maybe insurance will cover? If so, then just take to a professional. Tell insurance what happened and hopefully it will be covered...


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Old 05-25-2015, 08:22 PM
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Just buy the Spectrum gel paste and fill yourself. Use a Dremel to make 45 degree angle on scratch. Don't go too deep. Just enough to get a layer of paste in. Then wet sand with 600, 800, 1000 and 1500 grit. When that is done, then use a fine cut compound and swirl remover. Finally a mirror glaze and the wax. If you screw up, then take it to a professional. You got this!


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Spectrum will match the paint, however they will not do a $25 tough up size. I think the smallest is around $95. if you need the off white as well, that's $200. With the boat being an 08 and slightly faded, it may not even match...
JMHO...
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:41 PM
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Start by watching this, it's a 4 part series on gel coat repair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_mybTevss
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:27 AM
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My local shop would charge $300 - $500 to do that and you wouldn't be able to see it when they were done (except for the rub rail scare). You might be able to fix it yourself but for the cost and hassle I'd let a pro do it. Find out who the pros are in your area (probably the same shop doing the work for the dealer) and skip the middle man. If they know you're paying out of pocket (offer cash) and it's not an insurance job they'll typically cut you a better price.
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