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    GELCOAT Repair Question

    I hit something today and took a nice chunk of gelcoat off the back bottom of ski. It is all the way to the fiberglas, but no fiberglass cracks that I can see. It is an area about 4 inch by 5 inch.

    Is this something better left to proffesionals or might I be able to fix it. I have worked with bondo before but never gelcoat.
    Should I buy this kit and try it myself?

    http://www.gelcote.com/catalog/produ...ducts_id=14827
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    Really need a pic to answer correctly, but by your description you need a fiberglass repair kit. Check the auto parts store. Fix the glass first the regelcoat that area.

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    This stuff works really well, had great results with it. You need the patch paste first, then the gel coat quart. It will come with the hardner's, everything you need to get the job done except for the sandpaper, which you can easily get at home depot or local hardware store......BigT

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    Make sure the area is 100% DRY through and through before repairing it.

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    Read the instructions carefully and don't undercatalize the ratio recomended.
    If the weather is cool out, it may take much longer to 'kick' with the accelerator/catalyst. You can use a hair dryer (or other) in that case to get the temp up for it to setup faster.
    Keep dry (if rainy out). If you want to blend it in nice and smooth, it can be cut and feathered into the existing gel by using various #grits, then polish with machine and 3M compound. "Works for me"

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    A chunk was taken out of my ski last season. It sounds like yours being that it's down to the fiberglass, but the location is different. Your chip is also much larger than the one in my ski. I attached a pic of the damage. Maybe it'll help others find what you need. I'm needing a repair kit also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFizzleJR View Post
    A chunk was taken out of my ski last season. It sounds like yours being that it's down to the fiberglass, but the location is different. Your chip is also much larger than the one in my ski. I attached a pic of the damage. Maybe it'll help others find what you need. I'm needing a repair kit also.
    Only problem with that is matching the metallic color..mutch easier on a solid color ski. At least you donr have to worry about delamination in that spot

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    here is a pic
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    thats not too major, but gelcoat can be a pain in the ass i'd probably get a shop to do it(i'm lazy though )

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    http://www.tapplastics.com/info/video.php
    Go to bottom of list


    http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...r+Dry+Gelcoats
    Got to video in the tabs under product

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