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langmotorsports
08-12-2012, 08:24 PM
Pulling up to the dock so my 14 yr old lab could get out and bumped the nose.....tool a chip out of the gel coat about the size of a quarter. Any suggestions on repair kits? best off to have a body shop do it? Any idea on costs? Thanks guys

chawk610
08-12-2012, 09:12 PM
We did the same thing earlier this year....250.00 at the dealership can't tell it ever happened. Worth every dime

From me phone

rsinger
08-12-2012, 10:30 PM
I'm going to try my own. It's on white. The kit is around $30. I'll try to take a few pics when I do it.

I've also got some minor scratches on the blue portion of my boat, but I'll wait until I see how the white turns out.

patrick232
08-13-2012, 11:46 AM
I would order the exact color from Spectra Color. it will same you time trying to match the white.

jeffandkaren
08-14-2012, 07:42 PM
Did same thing, went to a repair shop, money well spent, can't tell that it ever happened. Mine was 2 -3inches long and pretty deep. Wouldn't risk doing it myself if you can have it done fo a few hundred bucks!

mnpracing
08-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Did same thing, went to a repair shop, money well spent, can't tell that it ever happened. Mine was 2 -3inches long and pretty deep. Wouldn't risk doing it myself if you can have it done fo a few hundred bucks!

Where did you take it? I'm in the area and wouldn't mind having a place in mind in case I need it.

lsvboombox
08-14-2012, 09:20 PM
Just add some cabosil to the gelcoat to thicken it some. You can use a wax paper over the repair to let cure nice and smooth. Leaves minimal sanding to finish