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Old 08-10-2015, 12:33 PM
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Flake repair

Had a mishap this weekend... Not even my fault which is what makes me the most angry-see swimsuit thread. Anyways, it's thought the flake. Is it repairable? I'm obviously not going to attempt anything myself, just the suspense of my dealer not being open to assure me of anything is making me lose sleep.


Thoughts? I'll try and get a picture.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:42 PM
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You can absolutely get the flake repaired. Chief on here had a Flake X-Star that needed some structural hull repairs and the flake repair was flawless I believe.

Sorry to hear about the mishap with your boat.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:44 PM
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Yeah no worries. I found a thread from a few years ago, but no definitive answer. Glad it can be repaired. wonder what the cost will be for such a small repair
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:47 PM
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You may want to see some repairs that the fiberglass guy has done on flake before. It can be fixed, but it is very difficult to get matched. Had a guy assure me he had done plenty of repairs on flake, came back nowhere close to matching. Fortunately it was small, and one day will probably get covered by a decal, if I ever get around to it.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:49 PM
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The gel guy my dealer used is pretty dang good. He did a lot of work on the x15 when the gel was bubbling
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:51 PM
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As stated, make sure they are skilled in flake repair, how the flake lays, matching the color and size of flake. etc. Its not a "normal" gel repair.

I asked about this when I had my star in for the 20 hours service as they have to move the boat strap hooks, he said thank god I did not have flake. They actually wont do flake they send the boat out elsewhere to have the flake work done.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:59 PM
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I guess I'll prepare for the worst.

My boat is too pretty for a wrap lol
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:17 PM
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Aric, you probably know this, but the guy to call is Ted Brown. He's not cheap, but he's the best. PM me for the contact info if you don't have it already.
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Is he the guy TX MC uses?
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:11 PM
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Is he the guy TX MC uses?
Probably, but I don't know who they currently use. He's the guy everyone used when I was paying attention. In any event, it might save you a few bucks to go through him directly. Might get it done more quickly, too. But, most importantly, he's the best according to everyone I have ever talked to about it. My ski partner used him when he ran his boat up against a metal sign we were working on. Big chunks missing. Ted made it like it never happened. I'd be willing to bet he's the guy to go to for flake issues as well.
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