resurface the deck of a 17" Bay Stealth Boat


Old 11-08-10, 09:48 AM
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resurface the deck of a 17" Bay Stealth Boat

My 17" 1998 Bay Stealth boat has small cracks on the deck surface. What type of paint or resin should I use to cover the cracks and make the surface safe and presentable.
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Old 11-09-10, 09:03 PM
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It depends on the finish. I'm going to guess it's gel coat. You will need to grind a v in the cracks down to the fiberglass. Gel is usually about 40 mills thick and if you just go over it without removing some material they will come right back.
I had a lot of cracks in the last boat I restored and used a carbon fiber overlay but had to gel coat it black before that and most of the cracks showed up right away once the gel cured.
Old 11-12-10, 05:59 AM
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You should sand it down and use a marine filler to fill in the cracks. Then you can apply paint, gelcoat or epoxy resin, depending on the look you are tyring to achieve.

Last edited by samuari; 11-13-10 at 10:39 PM.

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