Where to buy gel-coat repair kit?? Where to buy gel-coat repair kit??
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    Where to buy gel-coat repair kit??
from JoePA (207.231.98.161)  
1/1/2005 9:40:00 PM

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 Ok I don't want to sound stupid but where can I get a gel-coat repair kit? I want a quality kit that I can mix to get the proper color. I need like 3 or 4 different colors.


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   Joe from Bassman ia (4.190.211.30)  1/1/2005 10:12:00 PM
 you should be able to get it from your boat manufacture. The smallest can some will sell is a pint.


   Thanks from JoePA (207.231.98.161)  1/1/2005 10:21:00 PM
 I think I will do that and call Ranger and see what they say. I did a search and found two differnt brands...Evercoat and Seacare. Which do you think would be the better one to get?

Thanks!


   Joe , I have from BASSMAN IA.  1/1/2005 10:29:00 PM
 used evercoat before, I would think they both would be equal in quality. Back in the early 90's I ran over a steel dock post that a worthless home owner left in the water after his dock self destucted. My boat was a few years old and didn't have any kinda mark on it. It put a 3 ft. scratch between the chines. I ordered the gel coat from Charger Boats and fixed it, the match was perfect.


   Who should I go through? from JoePA (207.231.98.161)  1/1/2005 10:36:00 PM
 Should I contact Ranger or go through the dealer? The boat is 12 years old but it has two big long scratches from the first owner who didn't give a $#&% about his boat!! Anyway I'll get in touch with Ranger and see what they say.

Thanks!


   Ranger from BASSMAN IA.  1/1/2005 10:43:00 PM
 I think I would call the factory. Ranger owners rave about their service. Joe, if you haven't worked with fiberglass resin before, do your homework first. I glassed my first boat when I was 15, It took 6 months to get that resin off of my person. ( not a joke)


   Will Do!!! from JoePA (207.231.98.161)  1/1/2005 10:53:00 PM
 Bassman, I'll make sure I do my homework!! I'll call ranger next week and see what they say. Just a few scratches and nicks. Once again thanks Bassman and I'll let you know what I came up with!

Joe


   your welcome from BASSMAN IA.  1/1/2005 10:58:00 PM
 I have received great info from theses boards and when I can help someone I always try.


   Joe from Jeff Hahn  1/2/2005 9:44:00 PM
 Joe: Call Ranger and ask for the Parts Department. Are the scratches in the polyflaked areas or in the gel coated areas? The plain gel is MUCH easier to repair yourself than the polyflaked areas. If you need to fix scratches in the plain gel areas, get the gel PUDDY, not just the regular gel coat. The gel puddy is thicker and MUCH easier to work with. If you need to fix scratches in the polyflake areas, and if the scratches are just in the clear coat, NOT down into the polyflake, then you just need some clear coat. The clear coat is not too tough to work with, just make sure not to apply too much. If the scratches are down into the polyflake, you will need to order the clear gel with the polyflake suspended in it. This is harder to work with, as you can not sand the polyflake once it is applied. SO DO NOT use too much. The only exception here is if you have silver polyflake. It can be sanded, as all polyflake will turn silver when sanded. One more thing. Whatever you order, make sure to ask Ranger to send you a copy of the fibgerglass repair pamphlet with your order. This pamphlet give you all the info you need for a do-it-yourself repair.

Jeff Hahn


    DANG! One more thing... from Jeff Hahn  1/2/2005 9:46:00 PM
 Joe: When you call Ranger's Parts Department, give them your boat's serial number and they can match the colors of gel coat or polyflake exactly. All you need is 1 pint of each. But, the EPA "hazardeous materials" charges for shipping is more than the cost of the gel.

Jeff Hahn


   Thanks!! from JoePA (207.231.96.192)  1/2/2005 10:32:00 PM
 Thanks so much Jeff and Bassman. I'm going to call Ranger tomorrow and see what they say. The scratches on the side and top are just in the clear..nothing too deep and they are polyflake. the bottom has scratches that aren't that bad but I think I'll get a pint just in case. Once again thanks for all the great info!


   Make sure you use what you order from Glenn Abuelhaj (64.164.138.172)  1/3/2005 1:49:00 PM
 That stuff will go bad over time...


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