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Post Options Post Options   Quote zailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 10 at 10:07pm

2 hour round journey to a boat repairer?

Oh If only I had that luxury!

 

Would gelcoat filler and some sand paper fix that up?

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That really doesnt warrant a professional repair! Would be very easy to do with a gelcoat filler, a dremel, acetone and lots of wet and dry!!

If you DO want to get scratches out, after all thats what you asked:

Wet and dry, wet 800 grit
wet and dry 1200
wet and dry 1500

farecla g6 rubbing compound
farecla g3 rubbing compound

This is how we prepare all the boats when it comes to selling them on and gives a perfect finish every time, even if it does take a bit of elbow grease, has the boat looking perfect everytime.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 7:46am
Thats a piece of piss to repair on a laser! Buy the gel
coat from Laser or similar (its either Vela grey or dawn
grey dependant on age) remove any loose bis of gel coat.

Give the edges of the repair a light sand, clean the area
with something like white spirits.
Mix up the gel coat and then gob it on the area to be
repaired. Once the area is covered use some parcel tap
over the are to help shape it. Give it a couple of
hours, come back and sand back with 800 grit wet and dry.
Then as Dave says use 1200 and 1500 to make a smoother
repair. Once you are happy your repair if flush and use
G6 rubbing compound to polish up.

If you don't have G6 you can buy rubbing compound from
halfords, not as good but will work.

Good luck
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mongrel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 8:44am

Originally posted by Merlinboy

Thats a piece of piss to repair on a laser! Buy the gel
coat from Laser or similar (its either Vela grey or dawn
grey dependant on age) remove any loose bis of gel coat.

Give the edges of the repair a light sand, clean the area
with something like white spirits.
Mix up the gel coat and then gob it on the area to be
repaired. Once the area is covered use some parcel tap
over the are to help shape it. Give it a couple of
hours, come back and sand back with 800 grit wet and dry.
Then as Dave says use 1200 and 1500 to make a smoother
repair. Once you are happy your repair if flush and use
G6 rubbing compound to polish up.

If you don't have G6 you can buy rubbing compound from
halfords, not as good but will work.

Good luck

I agree with all of that, but for a stronger repair, use a paint brush and build the gel up in about 3 or 4 thin layers.  Without the parcel tape the gel will be left with a tacky surface even when its cured.  If the surface is tacky after about 8 - 10 hrs, give it a wipe with some acetone (or nail varnish remover will do) then sand & polish as above.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote nesloone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 11:46am

Go and get it fixed by a professional workshop...in any case a boat is like a woman as not only the look is important but what is inside counts !

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