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Gel Coat Repairs -- Micro Cracking & Conditioning
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posted 06-03-2002 07:24 PM ET (US)
I have a 1979 22' Outrage that is recently developed microcracks in the interior gel coat. The cracks are contained to the smooth corner areas of the gel coat and is not evident on the textured floor panels. I recently filled the micro cracks using a SeaFit Buff ER Gel Coat Repair product that I could work in with my fingers or rag, and wipe the surface clean with paint thinner on a rag. However, this is the second time I've filled micro cracks within the last 2 years -- my fix may not be permanent.
Any suggestions for a better fix? Any suggestions for conditioning the gel coat to arrest or prevent the micro cracking.
Thanks in advance.
posted 06-04-2002 01:20 AM ET (US)
I think the standard repair for spiderweb cracks in the gelcoat is to open up the crack with the can opener end of a "church key". run the opener along the crack to turn it into a "V" shaped scratch in the gelcoat that will accept the epoxy filler or gelcoat paste. Expand your search to 2 years in the "Repairs/Mods" section and I'm sure you will find better info on the procedure
Welcome and good luck, Darrell
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