: I have fiber glass kayaks that need cosmetic repair of hull, not
: deck, scratches. While not having anything to do with
: functionality I would like to make the scratches "go
: away". Superficial ones can no doubt be eliminated with
: some rubbing compound but there are a few that should be filled.
: Fortunately the kayaks all have a white hull facilitating color
: matching. Is there a product and process that you, fellow
: kayakers, can recommend?
I would suggest the "Taking Material Away Option". Matching the gel color to fill deep scratches really never is a perfect match. If you feel that your boats have a thick gel coat lay up, then you have plenty of sacrificial material to take away. The process would be. Using an orbital sander 120 grit and simply sand out the scratches. Be sure to use a larger area to feather the edges and don't make grooves. Then move to wet sanding 400 - 2000 grit, then rubbing compound with a polishing grinder. This process will bring the factory shine right back.
Hope this helps
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