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Old 01-13-2020, 03:29 PM   #1
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Correcting a chip in gelcoat

What would be the best way to fill and correct this chip in the gelcoat on my Scamp 13. Looks as if something kicked up from the road surface on a recent trip and caused this. It's about 3/32W x 1/2L.


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Old 01-13-2020, 03:50 PM   #2
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Jack, Scamp sells gelcoat at their website. Problem is that they won't ship it, also its a gallon and that's way more than you need. You could contact Scamp and ask where to buy matching gelcoat.

It appears you have a minor chip, so not too much effort to repair. Check "Boatworks Today" tutorial videos on youtube for techniques, tools to use, etc.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:44 PM   #3
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Jack, Scamp sells gelcoat at their website. Problem is that they won't ship it, also its a gallon and that's way more than you need. You could contact Scamp and ask where to buy matching gelcoat.

It appears you have a minor chip, so not too much effort to repair. Check "Boatworks Today" tutorial videos on youtube for techniques, tools to use, etc.
Marinetex will work just fine for a small chip
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply's.
Actually I contacted Scamp service and they suggested I check with a automotive parts store on info and materials for repairing the problem. I will look at the Marinetex as well.
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not sure if it will match "scamp white" but i used a fiberglass shower/tub repair kit from lowe's/home depot on my casita and it worked great.

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I made a good Loonie sized ding in my trailer which was pretty much limited to the gelcoat. I did as John suggested and got some from Escape, which they provided for free. It was a 500ml pop bottle full, which was WAY more than I needed, but I just added a wee bit of hardener to a couple tablespoons, and fixed things up nicely.

You can easily pick up a gelcoat repair kit in many locations and mix up your own with a colour to match close enough. They are not pricey and do the job well.

Lots of videos out there to show how to do the fix.
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