Gel coat crack repair

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« on: September 21, 2018, 10:23:28 AM »
Hello every one!! I just purchased a  jet boat and gel coat looks great but it has cracks. How do I properly repair/refinish these? Thank you in advance. Have a great day!


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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 07:22:51 PM »
Welcome to SCJB.
From what Ive read on these forums over the years, the cracks are actually in the fiberglass. That means to fix it properly youd have to grind out the crack and feather the fiberglass back in.
If you were to just re-gel over the crack, I think it would just come back as the hull flexes.


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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 07:38:13 PM »
I thank you for the welcome and your knowledge and advice. Not what I wanted to hear. But that does sound like the only way. The right way!



Welcome to SCJB.
From what Ive read on these forums over the years, the cracks are actually in the fiberglass. That means to fix it properly youd have to grind out the crack and feather the fiberglass back in.
If you were to just re-gel over the crack, I think it would just come back as the hull flexes.


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