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Old 04-29-2014, 05:26 PM
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it looks as if the black is also gelcoat. (the boat is black and white). No cracks in the black fortunately.
There's a black barrier coat between the fiberglass and the colored gelcoat.

From Mastercraft factory tour:

"Barrier Coat. Think of it as gelcoat insurance. A protective layer of resin is applied between the gelcoat and the first layer of fiberglass to prevent gelcoat print-through and blistering. MasterCraft is one of the very few boat builders who currently use this preventive measure to ensure the long-term beauty of your boat. We wouldn't have it any other way."

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:28 PM
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good info, thanks!
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:47 AM
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and here are the results.

One coat of epoxy filler, one coat of gelcoat filler. The colour match isn't great but if I wet sand the white around the repair it will help improve things. I'm probably going to add some graphics on top anyway so not really too much of a concern.
Total repair cost 8 and about 2 hours work, which beats the astronomical quote I received from a local boat builder....

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:52 AM
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Looks good from here! What is a gelcoat filler? Never heard that term. Do you have a link to what you used?
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:05 AM
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and here are the results.

One coat of epoxy filler, one coat of gelcoat filler. The colour match isn't great but if I wet sand the white around the repair it will help improve things. I'm probably going to add some graphics on top anyway so not really too much of a concern.
Total repair cost 8 and about 2 hours work, which beats the astronomical quote I received from a local boat builder....

looks awesome - if anyone looks that close... take a pen and stick then in the eye
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:30 AM
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Blackhawk, Here's what I used

http://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/378...ler-159ml.html
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:24 AM
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and here are the results.
looks good.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:30 PM
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looks awesome - if anyone looks that close... take a pen and stick then in the eye
Yes looks good and I understand the patched area will fade and blend in over time.
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