Thread: Fixing bottom of hull....
07-20-2005, 11:14 AM #1
Fixing bottom of hull....
ok guys... i would like to give my ski that BRAND NEW SHOWROOM sppearance again.... don't get me wrong, everything above the bumpoer rails looks immaculate.... but the rub rail inserts are scuffed up, i can deal with those....
the bottom of my hull a mess!! lol... my own fault tho... i went in a marsh area where the waterways are about 8 feet wide.... came upon a fork and dind't know which way to go, and like a rookie let off the gas and cut the wheel.... WHAM! hit the marsh and the ski ramped up the marsh about 10 feet in.... had to flag down a few jetskiiers to help me move my monsert RXT off the marsh....
so yea, absolutely no fiberglass damage, no gelcoat chunks gone..... jsut some grooves and scratches in the paint..... what can i do for this? there some kind of buffinf proces that will fill the scratches? there a product that i can use?
open to any and all ideas... i will take a picture and post later so u can see lol
07-20-2005, 11:27 AM #2
leave it, it'll give your ski "character"
I have some nice scratches in my hull from my trailer. I'll probably get some sand paper and black gelcoat from spectrumcolor.com
07-20-2005, 11:51 AM #3
First, go to http://www.gelcote.com/catalog/home.php and get the correct color for your ski. Then find a reputable dealer who knows how to work with "GELCOAT" Depending on how confident or picky you are, you may even want to try. I had a small repair on the bottom and it was less than a hundred bucks. The color matching kit was about $80 delivered from Canada. He even cleaned up a few other marks on the doo at no charge since he was under there anyway. Good luck..
07-20-2005, 02:55 PM #4
so it's not just paint scratches..... it's gel coat that needs repair huh?
i know with a car, if your really good with an orbital buffer you can actualy "move" the paint on the car to cover the scratch... but that takes crazy skill so u don't burn the paint and leave swirl marks.
07-20-2005, 03:30 PM #5
I think you will be wasting your money doing that repair because I bet your going to fuck up your hull again in the future.
07-20-2005, 03:37 PM #6
Go to amazon and get the big bottle of Marine Tex Grey.
It works great!!
Just mix the epoxy, apply and sand down with 600/1000.
I've already hit 2 channel poles and bounced one rock in a cove. dohh!
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