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    chipped hull of new ski.

    hi my mate picked up a new rxt a few weeks before i got my p-x.he noticed a little chip near to the rear of the ski just beside the o.p.a.s as if summits maybe hit it.about 1/2" round def not rock or anything and he thinks maybe in showroom it happened.
    anyway whats the action to take??just leave it?or use hardener to seal?
    its only took the paint off no indent or anything.just right on the corner but paint is on very very thin in that area maybe paint at fault?

    thanks in advance guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    hi my mate picked up a new rxt a few weeks before i got my p-x.he noticed a little chip near to the rear of the ski just beside the o.p.a.s as if summits maybe hit it.about 1/2" round def not rock or anything and he thinks maybe in showroom it happened.
    anyway whats the action to take??just leave it?or use hardener to seal?
    its only took the paint off no indent or anything.just right on the corner but paint is on very very thin in that area maybe paint at fault?

    thanks in advance guys.
    Did it get through the gel coat?

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    yes through to the fibre glass material as far as i know.gel coat i pressume is in the paint?ats took paint off totally.tbh i think its bad paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    yes through to the fibre glass material as far as i know.gel coat i pressume is in the paint?ats took paint off totally.tbh i think its bad paint.
    Gel coat is paint, yes. You need to repair that chip, I think they sell a gel-coat repair kit or gel coat filler. You sure don't want water getting in between the gel coat and fiberglass, over time it will degrade the fiberglass and could possible de-lamanate.

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    You could also use some JB-Weld to seal it and let it go. I hit something and got a chip into the glass on my bow and fixed it nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    You could also use some JB-Weld to seal it and let it go. I hit something and got a chip into the glass on my bow and fixed it nicely.

    whats that mate??
    like marine hardener?do you get it in black or just add paint?

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    use gel coat repair kit not JB weld

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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    whats that mate??
    like marine hardener?do you get it in black or just add paint?
    JB-Weld is a 2-part metal epoxy, dark grey in color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meirvin View Post
    use gel coat repair kit not JB weld
    +1, do it right

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    Here is what you do, all said and done it really quite simple.

    Order a gel coat repair kit from www.gelcote.com

    Steps:

    1.) Sand edges and bottom of chip with 80 grit sand paper (be carefull not to scrathc the surrounding "good" gelcote.

    2.) Make sure the surface is clean.

    3.) Mix gelcote according to directions (be precise)

    4.) Apply the correct amount to the chip (Gelcote.com supply plastic sheets which you can cut up and place over the wet gelcote to give it a smooth surface.)

    5.) MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT TOO MUCH THERE... Gelcote is very hard and takes time to sand down.

    6.) Sand the spot down which has been repaired starting with 600, 800, 1000, and last 1500 grit sand paper.

    7.) compound and buff out.

    If you do this correctly you will never be able to tell where the chip was in the first place.

    Hope this helps and good luck!

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