1998 Maxum 2800 scr
Last season the wind got a hold of us while docking and the boat received a few good deep scratches. They are too deep to sand out so I searched the web and ended up buying some Gel coat paste. Great stuff as you mix the paste with a hardener then fill scratches after they have been prepped. Then sand down and buff out. I bought it in dream white color as that was the original color when built
Everything went pretty good except the color is off. I was actually expecting this since I researched it and knew that the sun had faded the gel coat quiet a bit. even with the surrounding area sanded it's still way off
The gel past manufacturer (spectrum color) which has a great customer service btw, advised me that the repair will fade to match over time.
I meant to ask how long? a season or two? anyone have any experience with this?
While working on the boat today one of the guys from the marina came by and we talked a bit about the repair. He said the best way is to mix some gelcoat to match the boat and spray it on and then buff to finish. this way it's a perfect match to the faded color of the boat.
my question is: what happens when the new color matched gelcoat fades? is it then too dark?
should I go this route or just wait for the sun to fade my repairs?
I do quite a bit of spray work in my cabinet making trade and painted a few trucks over the years so I thinking I could do it myself.
thanks for any and all info you may be able to provide?