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Gel coat repair

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I have a small chip close to the step onto the swim deck on the port size just above the rub rail about the size of a quarter. I have a 2017 AR240 blue. So I called spectrum and they don't have and info on a 2017 blue or white. My question is- is the white on the swim deck of the 2017 the same as the 2016 or 2015.
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I have a 2017 242 Limited S. same thing, Spectrum does not have the codes. I called Yamaha customer service and they gave me the code. Called Spectrum and they are sending the repair kit with the right color.
 

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I have a 2017 242 Limited S. same thing, Spectrum does not have the codes. I called Yamaha customer service and they gave me the code. Called Spectrum and they are sending the repair kit with the right color.
It's the same white as the previous years. I had another thread on here and someone found the color code sheet for all the 2017. The white is a perfect color match, the only way to tell the repair is by rubbing your hand on it. Im not quite finished yet, I'll finish when the season is over
 

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I just used Spectrum Color gelcoat repair paste, which was recommended, and worked really well. They have paste the is colored to Yamaha specs. I'll post a little write-up I did once I get home for the large chunk of gelcoat I took out, which revealed the fiberglass and ruined the grab handle.
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Bringing back this thread as I just boogered up the white gel coat on the engine cover/seat back on my X. Right on a corner too and all the way down to the fiberglass. Anyone have any experience with this: https://www.amazon.com/MagicEzy-200201-Hairline-Fix-White/dp/B00J2I0CD6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=gel+coat+repair&qid=1552059447&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
I've watched the videos and other boating forums seem to be praising it??
If it is hairline or spider crack - maybe...
But i tried their gel coat repair kit (not the hairline, the other one) and it was laughingly bad. It seemed more like liquid vinyl - if that makes sense.

On the other hand, the Spectrum kits are pretty good - you will get a perfect color match, guaranteed, which is halfvthe battle and final results usually limited only by the amount of elbow grease you are willing to sacrifice, lol.

 

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If it is hairline or spider crack - maybe...
But i tried their gel coat repair kit (not the hairline, the other one) and it was laughingly bad. It seemed more like liquid vinyl - if that makes sense.

On the other hand, the Spectrum kits are pretty good - you will get a perfect color match, guaranteed, which is halfvthe battle and final results usually limited only by the amount of elbow grease you are willing to sacrifice, lol.

It is about a dime size chip down to the fiberglass - but in a very noticeable place.
I'd rather have it match....so Spectrum it is. Just browsing their site and it's buggy. Some of the filters didn't work but I think this is what I need?
YAMAHA BOAT WHITE COAT 5 LVOC 04-18

I have to do some black thanks to a "docking incident" so I guess I'll wear my elbow straight out of grease. At least y'all saved me the $22 mistake of MagicEzy
 

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Geoff, swing by with a small plastic container (with a lid!) and I'd be happy to give you some white Yamaha gel (this is Stewart @ River City)
 

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Geoff, swing by with a small plastic container (with a lid!) and I'd be happy to give you some white Yamaha gel (this is Stewart @ River City)
Thanks Stewart! Will do. I've been meaning to make it by to see the revamped retail area anyway. What days are you working?
 

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Always here Tues- Sat, closed Sun/Mon. We're still waiting on our spring stock up for tubes and what not so not much new here at the moment besides boats :)
 

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Reporting back - gel coat repairs take some time, but are not too tough. Can't even tell where my chip is/was.
Now if anyone knows where to find Yamaha black in the 2oz size for newer Yamaha's I would thank you! Spectrum only has it by the gallon and I don't want to impose on Ziess21 anymore.
 

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I got mine from iboats.com

Reporting back - gel coat repairs take some time, but are not too tough. Can't even tell where my chip is/was.
Now if anyone knows where to find Yamaha black in the 2oz size for newer Yamaha's I would thank you! Spectrum only has it by the gallon and I don't want to impose on Ziess21 anymore.
 

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I might have some in stock? lemme check.
 

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I might have some in stock? lemme check.
Thanks Stewart - I was trying not to be a pain in your side. (had to edit since I spelled your name wrong....sheesh)
 
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