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Old 08-11-2014, 12:21 PM
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Touch Up Paint

My boat has a few small scratches here and there that I would like to address. My question is how would I go about getting a bottle of touch up paint to match the color. Does mastercraft sell this? if not, would there be a color code anywhere so it could be made?
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:23 PM
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My boat has a few small scratches here and there that I would like to address. My question is how would I go about getting a bottle of touch up paint to match the color. Does mastercraft sell this? if not, would there be a color code anywhere so it could be made?
IF they are small light wet sand and buff, its gel coat, often they can be buffed out. Paints usually not the best fix.

Just my thoughts.

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Old 08-11-2014, 12:26 PM
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There is zero paint on a Mastercraft it's gel coat
http://www.iboats.com/Mastercraft-Ge...view_id.823549
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:27 PM
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boat not painted - it's gel coat - how deep are scratches?
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:26 PM
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let me rephrase then. Gel coat has some scratches. have nto yet tried to buff it out, but when dragging my fingernail accross, it catches. maybe ill just get a rattle can of red and go to town......im kidding, dont ban me. lol
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:28 PM
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iBoats sells 2oz. jars of Spectrum color matched gel coat patch paste. Works great for small gel coat repairs.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:01 PM
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Post up some pics. Even if you can can catch your nail in them, most likely you can wet sand and buff.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:03 PM
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You need to borrow the porter cable already? lol
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:49 PM
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let me rephrase then. Gel coat has some scratches. have nto yet tried to buff it out, but when dragging my fingernail accross, it catches. maybe ill just get a rattle can of red and go to town......im kidding, dont ban me. lol
Thats funny!!

Really try some 3m rubbing compound then maybe 2000 grit. I got out some gouges with hook and loop 2kgrit with a cheap black and decker orbital sander.
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I have a couple chips in my gel color coat I need to fix ea h one is about the size of a pea. Canadian blue flake and scarlet red flake. Would like to know any info for gel coat fixes?
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