Gel coat repairs

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by Chuso007, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Chuso007

    Chuso007 Member

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    If you've seen my other thread you'll know I just got a "we-don't-know-how-old" laser in pretty good shape and I need some advice on gel coat repair. This is a picture of the problem:

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    As you can see it's not the typical "spider web" lines that you make bigger and fill with gel coat... What do you experts recommend I should do?

    I've applied gel coat for small repairs before, but never actually "painted" large surfaces with it.
     
  2. Emilio Castelli

    Emilio Castelli Member

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    I recommend you ignore this and flip your top section instead. Then go sailing.
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  3. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    That's a pretty common spot to get cracks in the gelcoat. I think it's due to the fiberglass and gelcoat having different coefficients of expansion. As long as the fiberglass underneath is solid and doesn't flex, it's mostly cosmetic.

    I second Emilio's opinion to just go sailing.
     
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  4. Chuso007

    Chuso007 Member

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    Well of course, that's what I'm going to do... But I will eventually get a nice looking bottom for this boat in the future, either for racing it or to get a better resale price...;)
     

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