I've finally finished sanding the 7 layers of paint
that were covering my 13' Boler
. I've uncovered numerous areas, especially around the rivet holes and the belly band on top, where there are lots of small hairline cracks. I think they are only through the gel coat.
Through reading other people's posts on his topic I think I am going to try this http://www.epoxyproducts.com/capt.html
for the belly band area. I believe this is only good for horizontal areas, very thin and runny, so I am looking for tips in what to do for the areas around the rivet holes. Have most people just sanded them a bit and then paint
over? I've read it's really not worth trying to fix them because if they are stress cracks they will just reappear over time.
The only crack I am really concerned with is the one in the door frame. This one seems to be through more than just the gel coat; not sure if it's all the way through. Should this get sanded into a groove and then repaired with FG mat?
I'm getting so close to painting! The prep is the longest but it will be well worth it when I see it newly painted!!