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Old 10-27-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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I am finding some stars and spiderweb cracking in the exterior of our new-to-us 79 Scamp. I read somewhere these weren't terribly fatal as they were cracks in the poly glaze??

What has anyone else done about their stars? What is the recommended repair/treatment?

Thanks for being so generous with time and answers!
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:47 AM   #2
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All I can go on from personal experiences with glass boats and our 1996 Northern Lite slide-in was we usually ignored them unless it appeared to be something involving the glass layers then it involves repairing the glass etc. Iím not a great glass person but I persevere.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:01 PM   #3
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It is probably just the gel coat. You can sand it well, then put a new coat of gel coat on, sand that really smooth and then wax it. There are Utube videos, and they help to see the process. You will likely also have a whiter area where you did the repair, since the yellowing of the scamp happens with time.
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sometimes those star burst patterns happen from the impact of objects inside a cabinet slamming into the interior sidewall of the fiberglass. Be sure you have all large and hard objects that are inside the cabinets well secured.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:07 PM   #5
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Years ago I asked the same question. Living in the frozen north, my concern was moisture getting into the cracks, freezing, and making things worse. Some folks recommended this stuff.


http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...-p/vts-099.htm

While it might be snake oil, I tried it and the cracks never got worse.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:33 PM   #6
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thanks. will check it out.

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