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Old 08-21-2017, 07:48 AM
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repairing multi-color gelcoat -- how?

I'd planning to repair a couple of small surface spider cracks (ie. crazing) that have appeared over time. I've done other gelcoat touch ups on various boats using Spectrum patch paste so I'm familiar with the procedure.

In this case those, some of the cracks cross over from red (basic hull color) to black (trim band above and below the rubrail.)

My question -- how to fill the cracks (after I've dremelled out a V) so as to maintain a clean line where the two colors meet?

Simply masking one color and then the other won't work I don't think since the color separation needs to extend below the surface to allow for sanding.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:54 PM
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Givin' this a bump . . .
Any thots?
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:42 PM
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Dremel down to the line.. stop.. then do the lighter color even if you go into the darker color.. then fill.. then go to the darker color and dremel out to the line.. use some tape to mark the line.. then fill the dark color... that is how I did it.. then sand/polish it all out.. light then dark
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:43 PM
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Great. Thanks for that info. Sort of what I was thinking.
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