I had a minor skirmish with the tread of a tire in the middle of the road when returning from Oregon last week. I took a chance and straddled it with the van, but when I got home and was washing it I noticed that it must have flopped up against the front quarter of the Scamp causing small pitting that was not there before. What can I use to repair these unsightly marks? I got all the black stuff off, but it's like there's small little "chips" in the finish.
Sorry to hear about your encounter with a tire tred. At least it wasn't your tire.
I have quite a bit of that kind of thing on my Scamp
. So at this point it is graced with an ample amount of "beauty marks". They designate the coach as "experienced", in my mind. There is a limit though where a better description would be decrepit.
However, I am going to try to do a repaint job this summer, both to the Scamp and the Blazer. The major problem is a permanent blackening of sorts on the right side due to the diesel soot from the Blazer. It just sorta washes off because of the old original chalky gel coat. A nice shiny coat of new enamel would not get the soot embedded in its pores.
I don't have much chipping on the front due to gravel being thrown up from the rear tires
because I have always used mud flaps that extend almost to the ground. But there is some from a previous owner that wasn't as diligent in this area. I will sand the area than fill with Bondo, then prime and paint
In your case you might be advised to check with a marine store. They may have a gel coat repair kit that is the same color, or that can be colored.
Good luck. And happy camping.