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Old 02-24-2016, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hello I recently bought a 3000 Scr the gel coat has quite a few cracks in it on one side as it must have been tied up starboard side in some rough weather I could do with some advise on repairing the gel coat finding some original replacement strips and what the consensus is about wrapping it 😊
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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More detail better yet some picture of the cracks would help.

How wide, deep, and long are they?

A gel coat paste from Spectrum that has the original color to fill and match, however with the age of the boat matching can be a challenge.
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Welcome aboard. Filling them is easy. Faring it so it looks flush and smooth is tricky. color matching the gelcoat is an art.

If you want it done well, I would hire a fiberglass person.
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Thanks guys I appreciate it I will take some photos and get them up will I find Spectrum on the net is it as simple as putting in the make and model of the boat ? I guess blending the gel coat for the correct colour or fade is the difficult part ?
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If the hull is white the color should be Dream White.
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I think it's called champagne ? 😂I have a photo but I can't get it loaded
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Hi mmwjr

Thanks for replying to me is there possibly some way of identifying the colour of the gel coat on the boat is it maybe marked on the hull anywhere ?
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Hi mmwjr

Thanks for replying to me is there possibly some way of identifying the colour of the gel coat on the boat is it maybe marked on the hull anywhere ?
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I think shrew knows how to identify the color.
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What is the year of the 3000 SCR? What is the general color of the hull where the damage is (e.g. Grey, white, blue, black)?
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Hi guys

Thanks Mike , hi Shrew it's all sort of a yellowy White someone said to me it's a champagne? the cracks are a little whiter than the rest of the boat where someone has tried to polish them that really needs a good cutting compound and polish but I thought I should wait till I identified the proper colour of gel and then do it all together when I would have it repaired ? Any info and advise is greatly appreciated
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Not knowing how much oxidation there is I would polish the boat first then you match the repairs.
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Thanks Mike I will do that thank you for your help
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