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scratch On front of hull (need advice)

Discussion in '2017 Yamaha Boats' started by Shane Trierweiler, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Shane Trierweiler

    Shane Trierweiler Member

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    I hit something today at lake and scratched my hull up pretty good.. is it save to take out? Hard to fix? How much to get it fixed? It is down to fiberglass ...If someone can help me out not sure what to do I don't know much about gel coating so if it's not save to take out I need to drive it 3 hrs to get it fixed please let me know your opinion thank you in advance
     

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  2. JC6275

    JC6275 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Let it dry out get some epoxy and seal it up good. Have it fixed at the end of the season. It doesnt look to be a big area.
     
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  3. CraigAR

    CraigAR Active Member

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    That's a little more than a scratch. Put some 3m 5200 on that until you get it repaired.
     
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  4. Seadeals

    Seadeals Jet Boat Junkie

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    The small gel coat repair kit (west marine, Amazon, etc...) is also easy to use for something like that. It is small and if you aren't too concerned about making it look brand new from <6" away, it will be a permanent fix. It cures overnight and just requires a little wet sanding and polishing the next day.
     
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  5. Shane Trierweiler

    Shane Trierweiler Member

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    Okay thank you guys! I seen the kits I just wasn't sure if they were any good or if it was hard to use I will order it today and fix it this week! I'll let y'all know the outcome lol
     
  6. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Captain

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    You can do a simple temp repair for now and then properly deal with it in the off season with spectrum color matched kit for making it look like it never happened.
     
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  7. Shane Trierweiler

    Shane Trierweiler Member

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    Ok so if I fix it with the spectrum one I'll still have to get it fixed in the off season?
     
  8. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Captain

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    If you want to do it right just call spectrum and they will tell you the exact color to use. Not sure all year Yamaha's share the same color and there are several shades of white spectrum. I believe this is the right color but call them to be certain http://www.iboats.com/Yamaha-2004-2...4256809--session_id.798062057--view_id.830379
     
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  9. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Captain

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  10. Murf'n'surf

    Murf'n'surf Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    If your not the painter/plaster/working with your hands kinda guy, you may want to toss a sealant over this and send it out to a pro in the off season.

    The repair is not "hard" but there is a learning curve with gel coat. If you are finicky about the way your boat looks.... send it to a pro.
     
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  11. Shane Trierweiler

    Shane Trierweiler Member

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    Yea that's what I was looking at I will call them tomorrow to make sure it can be here before next weekend thank you so much
     
  12. Shane Trierweiler

    Shane Trierweiler Member

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    I've buffed out cars and wet sanded and fixed lol scratches on the boat I've also painted my car n used to hydro dip.. so the gel coat is new to me but I know a little bit. It looks pretty simple I just wasn't sure if the patches are worth it ..if they are a temporary fix or a permanent fix.
     
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  13. Bill D

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    Get the Spctrum paste. You can have that fixed up in a day. Or seal it up and deal with it later. You'll just have to grind the temp repair off before fixing if you do that.

    It's a good experience to get under your belt.
     
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  14. swatski

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    What they say - get the Spectrum paste, 2oz. Done right it is a permanent fix for this!

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  15. Glassman

    Glassman Jetboaters Captain

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    Do it once the right way and you won't have issues down the road. That's my opinion, we all have them.....:cool:
     
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