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Gelcoat Repair

RJMurphy4142RJMurphy4142 Posts: 159 Deckhand
Looking to do some minor repairs to small gouges and chips.  I have had decent success previously but have a few questions.  

- does anybody use clear packing tape to “mold” a repair that’s on a radius or non-flat surface? The tape seems to spread the Gelcoat out too much.  I use a waxed finishing Gelcoat that can set up with contact to air so the tape isn’t being used for that reason.  

-any recommendations on non skid additives.  I have an older mako that has tiny specs (resembles sand) for the non skid - not a nice pattern like you see on new boats.  

-any tips on color matching off white boat? I know it’s either yellow, brown, or black pigments.  Maybe a combination of them.   


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