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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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Old 11-07-2019, 04:50 PM   #4
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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.

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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