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    Touching up gelcoat question

    We just bought this rxp. It has a very small scuff on the nose where it went under a dock. When I originally purchased it, I thought it could be buffed out. I made a closer inspection today and saw that some of it may actually be cut through the gelcoat. How can this be repaired? As you can see, its only about a half inch long. I know im making a big deal out of nothing but Im a perfectionist.

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    [quote=twelvesorbetter;897567]IN the uk we have a product called T CUT PAINT RESTORER,it basically cuts the paint back leaving newer fresher shiny paint to the eye,it allso comes in assorted coloures ie BLACK, THAT WOULD REMOVE MOST OF ALL THE MINOR BLEMISHES,as the black liquid cutts and stains (the scratched paint to black) leaving you to very lightly fill the scratch with some black filler before cutting it back for a smooth finish...all the rubbing is done with a cloth,lots of elbow grease but great results,easy only joking

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    If its a real gel coat you can use this....
    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...4&classNum=674

    I've used it w/ good results on my boat.

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    If you have a dual action polisher you could remove that or greatly reduce it within a few minutes with the right products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starflight View Post
    If its a real gel coat you can use this....
    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...4&classNum=674

    I've used it w/ good results on my boat.

    how is that applied?

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    If you have a dual action polisher you could remove that or greatly reduce it within a few minutes with the right products.
    Can you be more specific?

    I too thought it could be smoothed out.. but I looked at it closely today and it may be cut through the gel coat. Im not sure, but I think it needs touch up- if you can be more specific about what the 'right products' are and etc, im al ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvesorbetter View Post
    what is a dual action polisher? Can you be more specific?

    I too thought it could be smoothed out.. but I looked at it closely today and its actually cut through the gel coat. I think it needs touch up- but if you can be more specific about what the 'right products' are and etc, im al ears.
    The dual action polisher won't work then if it went through the gel coat. Honestly to have it fixed right and matched you'll need a body shop to do it.

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    It's hard to tell from the pic, but it doesn't look like it is cut into the fiberglass underneath. I have had great results with this type of repair by sanding out the scratches and buffing back to the original finish.

    If the scratches are too deep, you can use Spectrum Color's gel patch kit first, sand smooth, and buff out. This also works very well. I have repaired some nasty rock gouges on a black hull with this method and you can't even see the repair. One of the wonderful thing about gel-coat!

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    its not into the fiberglass, just the gelcoat.

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    yeah i kinda got the same problem with px in the front .. my nose when underneath the dock and got some monor scratches on the gelco but did not reach the fiber glass ..

    is there any product that will fill the the scratch and will match the paint too ..

    i sure dont wana take it to a body shop

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