What to put on small hole -outer portion of fiberglass - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-19-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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What to put on small hole -outer portion of fiberglass

There is a small hole/crack on the outer portion (gel coat?) just above the belly band of our scamp.I am curious what kind of goop/ sealant to put on it? I have some 3m 4200, some dap lap sealant some other caulk as well as quick fix for surfboard ding repair ( a mix of fiberglass and resin). Any suggestions on what to use? The hole is about a quarter inch thick and the whole star fracture of the outer coating is about an inch
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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I like white JB Weld.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:01 PM   #3
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How about giving us a pic ?
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Here are some Photos

Here are some photos. Any additional suggestions are much appreciated. The white stuff on top of the bellyband is just older caulk

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Old 11-21-2015, 07:17 AM   #5
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It looks like you just have some gelcoat chipped away. I'm guessing there is no structural weakness or cracking that extends behind the belly band.
I think the white JB Weld suggested is the simplest fix.
Remove any loose gelcoat with a dremel or a bit of sandpaper, wash with acetone and tape the area off to leave a pleasant geometric pattern. The stuff will not match perfectly and an irregular splotch jumps out more than a nice triangle or shape you choose.
If your really fussy you can buy white gelcoat which will not match perfectly either but it will wet sand, buff out and blend a bit better.
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I'm a fan of PC-11 epoxy paste but I suspect the JB Weld would work just as well. West Marine sells a gelcoat repair kit if that's a direction you'd rather go. I've never tried it but have read that getting the color to match is challenging. Raz

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Old 11-23-2015, 01:41 AM   #7
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I have used the West Marine gel coat repair. It makes a nice cosmetic fix for dings. Make sure the color matches!


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