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    Best way to repair rock damage? Pics

    I am up in Port Austin, MI. We hit some rocks in Lake Huron yesterday. I am going to ride today becaue that is why I came. It doesn't appear to have went through to the fiberglass. We were actually walking the jetskis since we seen how shallow it was getting when we hit. Two pics are from the RXP, that was the only two scratches it got. The other two are from the GTI. The GTI got the worst of it, but the two pics I took are of the two worst spots.

    I assume it should be fixed. If not, please correct me. I was reading on here about marinetex, but you cannot color match it. Which isn't a huge issue since it is the hull. I was thinking of just putting a keel gaurd on mine, it would cover the two spots. A keel gaurd on the GTI would cover most of them as well. You can feel the scratches, it is grooved. Just wondering what everyone would recommend, if anything.

    Has anyone had the bottom re-gelcoated? How much did you pay? I don't really want to do that, cause they get scratches from the trailer bunks anyway. The scratched trailer bunk marks are almost as bad as the rock scratches. But it bothers me cause I am anal about my stuff.
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    Of course you could go the gel coat route which I've only read about. It would make a nearly perfect repair. If it were mine I would sand the spots with 400 grit paper and paint with black enamel. If there are any deep gouges use jbweld to fill and sand down and paint.

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    What paint do you recommend? I heard appliance paint works well.

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    ttt

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    definitely just wetsand and buff, no paint or gelcoat to complicate things. no spray paint will stay on the bottom anyway. sand the roughest of it out with 220, then finish the rest of the rough part with 320 and finish with 400 grit then buff using a low speed buffer and the heaviest rubbing compound you can get.

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    I sand all my scratches out like GTXX mentions above. When I have deep chips all the way to the fiberglass, I use a color matching gel-coat repair kit. I just fill in the hole with black gel-coat and then sand it smooth after it has cured. It comes out nearly perfect with out too much effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    I got it!! I will sand it down, buff it out and look for the "Seadoo Gray" sharpie! Thanks for the tips guys, I will just sand and buff. Not worried about spray painting. No one will ever see it. As soon as the weather goes bad for a few days I will take care of it. Summer is too short here to worry about unneccesary downtime.

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