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Boatworks Today: Fairing for Gelcoat Repairs

Andy Miller hopes that every boat will be in top shape for launching this season. Perhaps, like many of us, you have found yourself with some extra time to dedicate to spring prep this season, maybe even some time to address nagging issues that are begging for repair. One such repair that many boaters battle is dings, chips and holes in the gelcoat. When you want to easily repair those unsightly scars, there are a lot of options for repair and Andy helps straighten out the best option for going from filling and fairing straight to gelcoat using our TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound. Check out today’s video from Andy Miller and Boatworks Today.

11 responses to “Boatworks Today: Fairing for Gelcoat Repairs

  1. well done, as always very informative.
    Could add tint or color to the polyester resin? I believe I have done this and find that it makes it easier to obtain the correct color or shade of the gel coat.

  2. We always dye our MEKP with red dye. Observing the color you can guarantee the mixture is thoroughly mixed. Similar to fairing, looking for low spots, dye your acetone red (pink) and roll the area prior to large block sanding. The dye will act as an indicator and highlight the low spots. The dye don’t lie.

  3. Please clean off my orders on your website..You have already delivered them..
    I couldn’t order thinner because it would resend my orders that you already sent me..

  4. Nice video

    if you have not done so already, it would be great to get some tips on how to match gelcoat repair colors. I have a beige boat and never been able to get a good match. It usually looks good until I sand but not so good after sanding.

  5. Love watching your show Andy learning a lot. I have a ? I have a 20 ft Thompson cuddly cabin I am upgrading and repairing. The gel coat is all original but I found a lot of spider cracks on the sides and bottom and stern area. I plan on using total fair like I did on the inside of the boat. After using and sanding it what would be the best product to use over the filler, this is bellow the waterline.

  6. Love watching your show Andy learning a lot. I have a ? I have a 20 ft Thompson cuddly cabin I am upgrading and repairing. The gel coat is all original but I found a lot of spider cracks on the sides and bottom and stern area. I plan on using total fair like I did on the inside of the boat. After using and sanding it what would be the best product to use over the filler, this is bellow the waterline. Paint or gel coat?

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