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Fiberglass boat repair

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I have a fiberglass boat that needs some TLC on the gelcoat. I've bought some evercoat marine polyester gelcoat paste. I've sanded an cleaned up the areas an was wondering if I needed to do other things before putting the paste on. Thanks for any info 馃槉
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Prep is a real important step. If your kit has tint play around with the material to get a good color match. Ensure that you clean the repair area well with lacquer thinner or acetone so the new gelcote can adhere well. I always liked having a bit of gelcote left over on a piece of cardboard so I could tell when it was fully 'set up' without having to poke around on my repaired area. For real small spots (nicks & gouges) I always used to use the cellophane that came on a cigarette pack. If you very carefully filled the damaged area before applying the cellophane it kept the sanding & buffing to a minimum. Mike
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Prep is a real important step. If your kit has tint play around with the material to get a good color match. Ensure that you clean the repair area well with lacquer thinner or acetone so the new gelcote can adhere well. I always liked having a bit of gelcote left over on a piece of cardboard so I could tell when it was fully 'set up' without having to poke around on my repaired area. For real small spots (nicks & gouges) I always used to use the cellophane that came on a cigarette pack. If you very carefully filled the damaged area before applying the cellophane it kept the sanding & buffing to a minimum. Mike
Thanks Mike. I put wide shipping tape over it. I cleaned everything up good with 91% alcohol. I'm planning on letting it set up for couple of days or so. Thanks again 馃憤
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