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    chip on seadoo....what do i do??

    I rode my jet skis alittle yesterday and inspected them today and on one of the skis it has a chip (only 3 hrs on the skis so basically brand new)...how could this have happened? there are no scratches around the chip whatsoever....the is a scratch on the bottom of the hull but I figure that is just from beaching it to park the trailer....

    I am at a loss....what a rock have done this while driving? Is this something that needs to be fix? how much does this cost to fix and how would I fix it?

    keep in mind I am not very handy
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    I am not real familiar with these but it may be to the fiber glass...def not through

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    Hard to tell by the pics but if it's to the fiberglass id fix it befor riding it. can you post a better pic? maybe its a scuff mark????? also bo sure it wasnt caused by the trailer or it could happen again.

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    Take a better pic, it will help us tell. I had a nick in one of mine on the top half. I but some gelcote chip repair and it fixed it. Comes in a little tube and you squirt it into the chip and it dries. It shrinks so I had to do it twice. It was cheap, think I got it at West Marine. No one has ever noticed it, sometimes I can't even find it.

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    Here are the best photos i could get...I took one photo stepping back to show you the size of it (I forgot to take the sticker off that is what you see in the stepped back picture top right)....I am not 100 percent it is to the fiberglass I just assumed it was because its through the black into partial fiberglass I guess or im not sure

    What would this run to have professionallly fixed...I would like it to look like it was never there since these skis are so new...but could I make it do that on my own?
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    you can fix it on your own. its real easy but time consuming.

    1.) pick up a good gelcoat repair kit
    2.) sand the area where the repair is to be applied with 60 grit.
    3.) mix gelcoat with hardner and apply.
    4.) cover with wax paper overnight
    5.) remove wax paper and sand the gelcoat until its smooth with the surround surface with 200 grit paper. it will turn gray but it will turn back to black when you buff.
    6.) then hit it with 400, 600, 800, 1500. every layer of sanding the sanded area should get bigger and bigger. until the final area is like 1' x 1' all wet sanding
    7.) hit it with a good buffing compound 2x
    8.) then hit it with a polish 2x then wax

    will look as good as new. there are lots of videos on it. when i bought my ski it was messed up in a few spots. im slowly fixing it. im going to eventually do a how to with pics when im finished.

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    what would this cost if I took it to my dealer to have fixed?

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    It dont look deep but how deep would you say it is and also look for chipped gelcoat around the damage.

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    I would say it is about an inch maybe slightly more in length....1/4 of an inch in thickness and maybe an 1/8 of an inch deep

    it looks like it is barely through the gelcoat...so whatever thickness the gelcoat is

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    no chipped gelcoat around damage

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