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Old 08 September 2014, 08:37   #1
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Gel coat repair

I am just about to repair a fair gouge In
the grp can anyone suggest the best way to polish it up?


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Old 08 September 2014, 14:53   #2
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So I'd clean it out. Fill it proud with flow / gel then sand back with varying grades up to at least 1000 wet and dry. Polish up with polishing pad and some t cut type rubbing compound...

But rarely am I satisfied with the finish... Think I am too stingy with the elbow grease...
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I've done it with wet and dry upto 1200 then used a mop and polished with
Farecla compounds on a mop

Final polish of the whole area to blend (pain but makes it look great)
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I've done it with wet and dry upto 1200 then used a mop and polished with
Farecla compounds on a mop

Final polish of the whole area to blend (pain but makes it look great)
I'm in the process of doing the same with my entire hull. The finish has been pretty good. I used varying grades of wet and dry inc. 400, 700, 1000 and 1200 then Farecla Profile 300, which is designed to get rid of P1200 sanding marks, then Profile gel coat restorer and wax. I used a porter cable random orbit sander/poliser for all stages. It takes time and patience, but has worked well.

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Thanks guys for all your replies. Thankfully it's not a big scratch do it won't be too time consuming as a large patch.
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