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Old 03-20-2013, 07:56 PM
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You mean like this? This is factory gel. I would not recommend painting over gel unless you have very bad damage that can not be repaired any other way. Most will tell you that paint over the gel will make the boat harder to sell and destroy the resale value. That being said, I dont think your gel quality or colors look bad at all.
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No, I ran across their web page a while back. They might be able to help you out. Good luck, and keep us posted.
Cool, thanks a lot! It looks like the website just refers you to a dealer. I'll go in and check it out.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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You mean like this? This is factory gel. I would not recommend painting over gel unless you have very bad damage that can not be repaired any other way. Most will tell you that paint over the gel will make the boat harder to sell and destroy the resale value. That being said, I dont think your gel quality or colors look bad at all.
YES! Exactly like that. I actually saw your boat and it made me think about doing it. I think that looks so clean! Your boat looks great!!!

I like mine for MC nostalgia, but that's about it. I'm also noticing that the paint is fading because the guy who owned it before me left it outside the whole time he owned it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:03 PM
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Also, I don't plan on doing any of the work my self. It would be done at a shop that would re-do the gel as well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:25 PM
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I would have to consider selling the boat if it is in good shape and buying the hull you want.

Even with the wraps - it seems like you can invest in a cosmetically poor boat - apply a new finish and come out ahead, instead of investing in a high cost boat and then covering it up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:28 PM
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I would have to consider selling the boat if it is in good shape and buying the hull you want.

Even with the wraps - it seems like you can invest in a cosmetically poor boat - apply a new finish and come out ahead, instead of investing in a high cost boat and then covering it up.
You interested in a 96 Prostar? Haha. I love this boat, but it's always for sale! I've already got my eye on the next boat.

Couldn't agree more with the cosmetics. It didn't bother me at the time and doesn't bother me too much now, however, I've noticed it fading more and more lately. Even with wax, it's not saving it...
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:29 PM
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Needs a good buffing then, and swap to a different wax.

I'm stock full on boats right now, although there is another one tempting me. Right now my number of marine batteries on chargers exceeds the number of cylinders in my car.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:31 PM
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Needs a good buffing then, and swap to a different wax.

I'm stock full on boats right now, although there is another one tempting me. Right now my number of marine batteries on chargers exceeds the number of cylinders in my car.
Haha! I hear ya man... I'm heading that way as well... Did you see that Navy blue X10 that was for sale on here?? That was my dream boat! Too cheap to buy it though.. .maybe one day.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:38 PM
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Nah, there is an older Barefoot model around here for 7K. Might be interesting to pick up.

Next boat I buy I'd hope to be more of a reso project, one of those old wooden CC's would be fun.
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Nah, there is an older Barefoot model around here for 7K. Might be interesting to pick up.

Next boat I buy I'd hope to be more of a reso project, one of those old wooden CC's would be fun.
Oh nice man. Well good luck with the CC! Love those old boats and love that people are out there keeping them up.
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