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Nick in fiberglass
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posted 08-07-2001 12:14 PM ET (US)
I became a new Boston Whaler owner by buying a 1991 15SS. Boat is in excellent condition other than a nick above waterline down to the fiberglass. What is the best way to repair? Take it to a fiberglass shop or do it myself? If I do it myself, is there a kit or should I just epoxy? Also, how difficult and time consuming is it? It is probably not a big deal but I would like to repair. Thanks.
posted 08-07-2001 01:50 PM ET (US)
Thought You were looking for me:) How big is this? Usually a little gel coat repair will do. They have kits that match.
posted 08-07-2001 03:17 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the response. It is smaller than a thumb tack.
posted 08-07-2001 07:53 PM ET (US)
I have had some real good results using this Formula27 from Evercoat avilable in most marine stores. It requires sanding after it hardens, just use progressively finer sandpaper until about 600 grit (finest). The final color without any tinting is pretty close to tha original gelcoat.
posted 08-07-2001 10:12 PM ET (US)
THUMBTACK? Heck that aint nothing! Try the Liquid Gelcoat repair from Boaters world or West. Comes in buff white(close). Looks like superglue tube, about $6?
posted 08-08-2001 08:24 PM ET (US)
http://www.spectrumcolor.com Go to this link they will sell you a small kit that will do the job. Read and call them
They will match the color of your whaler
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