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    REPAIR -Touch up "gouges" on my Yamaha 04' FXHO

    Being that i got some good information on here and wanting to pass it on, I figured I would post the results of my patch job and corresponding painted spray finish.

    I'm writing this post after the fact that everything is done, as i didn't plan on writing this before i took on the project. Just decided to do it after the fact because i am happy with my results and i wish i found a post like this that someone else had posted.

    So to start with:

    I wanted to touch up some do gouges that i had on the waverunner from when i bought it. Some on the port side and some on the starboard side. Nothing too deep, (not down to fiberglass weaving), but needed to be filled before sanding and painting

    First off, the first thing i did (before reading on this fourm) was go to West Marine and by a gelcoat repair kit. BIG MISTAKE. Went through the whole process (mixing resin, colorant, hardner,etc...) wait for the set up and start to sand and sand and sand. The gelcoast just won't hold and would flake and chip in tiny pieces. Hard to explain but wasn't holding.

    That night went online and read that yamaha finish isn't gelcoat, its paint. Damn. So, using a dremel and a grinder bit and more sandpaper removed all the gelcoat.

    I went back to west marine and bought marine-tex. Applied, sanded smooth, worked great. Highly recommend.


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    Tapped off around the "gouges" with blue painters and used the marine tex. No going to write much about this pretty cut and dry and i didn't take many pictures. Make sure to sand till smooth as this will be the finish you will see when done. In hindsight, i wish i had used marine tex once more on the deepest of my gouges becuase i could see an indentation after i completely finished.

    SPRAY PAINT--Order the Colorite Paint and clearcoat throught their website. Very easy.

    Taped off everything and sprayed painted in my garage. Make sure to get a face mask. Followed the instructions from Colorite and goes on surprisingly smooth.

    Tip: Try to follow body lines of the ski if you don't want to repaint the entire thing. I painted from the nose, to the gas cap then cut over (where i knew the decal would cover) to the inside of the footwell, then all the way to the back.
    Tip: Hit hard edges with extra coats of paint and clearcoat. When wet sanding later, it is easy to sand too much on these edges. It helps to have more paint there.

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    Painted 2-3 coats and then cleared 2 coats.

    Waited 3 days and then wet sanded with 1000 grit and then 1500 grit. At this stage you can use the sandpaper to feather in the new paint to the old paint being careful not to oversand the old paint.

    After that compounded, polish, and wax. DONE.

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    Nice work.

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    Very nice repair.

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