Thread: Touching up gelcoat question
12-13-2008, 02:46 PM #1
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.
Last edited by caliburst; 12-16-2008 at 09:38 PM.
12-13-2008, 03:05 PM #2
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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
12-13-2008, 03:10 PM #3
12-13-2008, 03:12 PM #4
If you have a dual action polisher you could remove that or greatly reduce it within a few minutes with the right products.
12-13-2008, 03:14 PM #5
12-13-2008, 03:15 PM #6
Last edited by caliburst; 12-16-2008 at 09:39 PM.
12-13-2008, 03:21 PM #7
12-13-2008, 04:14 PM #8
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!
12-13-2008, 11:21 PM #9
12-13-2008, 11:47 PM #10
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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