Gel Coat Repair for M 17 #393

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Gel Coat Repair for M 17 #393

#1 Post by rbgoodyear » Mon May 05, 2014 2:38 pm

Three weeks of NE winds pinned me against the bulkhead last fall and necessitated some gel coat repairs this spring. Is there an easy way to match color or go to the source? I talked to Bob Eeg and says he uses a different manufacturer and color now. Any help or source information is appreciated.

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#2 Post by scoob » Mon May 05, 2014 3:27 pm

what color is your boat? most of Jerry's have a 'cream' gel coat ... not all.

how much 'area' do you need to repair? just scratches or a good sized 'patch'?
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#3 Post by Sea Sprite » Mon May 05, 2014 7:08 pm

You might want to try a reputable yard in your area and see if they have some ideas. is 393 a JM built boat? if so, it will have a few seasons on it and the color probably won't match exactly what was originally there- Also, if you are actually looking to shoot new gelcoat on, that is not always a simple DIY task. Of course it can and is done but there are some tricks and potential pitfalls.

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#4 Post by rbgoodyear » Fri May 09, 2014 9:31 am

Yes it is the cream color and the repairs are not deep more scratches on the rub rail where it scraped along the bulkhead

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#5 Post by rbgoodyear » Fri May 09, 2014 9:33 am

Yes I'm using a local yard who launches my boat. I'm trying to see if there is some way of short cutting the time consuming and expensive process of matching color.

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#6 Post by scoob » Fri May 09, 2014 12:38 pm

rbgoodyear wrote:Yes it is the cream color
my M17 is also 'cream'. to repair 30 years of scratches and dings i found that Evercoat 'buff' Gel Coat Scratch Patch is almost an exact match.
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