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Old 08 June 2015, 15:52   #11
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Originally Posted by gtflash View Post
Do you have a picture? In my DIYer opinion. I think it would depend on the size of the chips. Gel coat is brittle and not very strong alone. So if the chips are big it might need some filler. You will always have to sand regardless of what product you use, just mask off the area and be tidy to reduce the amount. I really like I plastic padding gelcoat filler, but it is a funny colour white.

The CSM should be encapsulated in resin so i would have thought its waterproof even if it's showing.
Will post few pics tomorrow.

Have tried to call Avon numerous times...and emailed.

Anybody think they may know a close match????

The chips are small enough but not microscopic.

I like to make a good job of things...its a very very tidy little Rib so don't want to spoil it by botching anything. A close colourmatch is good enough though.

Might even just touch in the chips to keep the water out and finish them.nicely at a later stage.

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Old 09 June 2015, 06:41   #12
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Is gel coat different from normal resin then and more waterproof?

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Old 09 June 2015, 14:02   #13
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Yip. Gel is waterproof, resin isn't 100%.

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