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Old 10 August 2006, 12:57   #1
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Fiberglass repair

Had a little problem over the weekend. The bunk came loose from the up-right which remained unnoticed by me until the second recovery for the weekend. What do people recommend for repairing gauges like these in the haul?
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Old 10 August 2006, 13:24   #2
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The deeper cuts I filled with polyester putty and afterwards filled the whole lot with a gelcoat-repair-kit. The problem is that the gelcoat-kit only lasts for about 6 month in the box.
So in the future I fill it with polyester putty, which lasts for ever, and put a two part paint on top of that.
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Thanks Mark the help is much appreciated. How close where you able to come in color match?
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In the store they matched exactly the color by adding a flask of pigment. I took a sheet of the polyester with me.
At the moment I'm looking for paint in the same color to touch up bits and pieces.
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As bad as it looks now I don't think you will have any major problems with that. Even if the boat is left in water. I've repaired similar and other than a slight difference in colour the repair has held extremely well.

I used Gelcoat with a colour pigment to effect some large repairs and its done well.
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