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Chipped fiberglass corners and hull stripe
Hi, wondering what the best approach is with fixing chipped fiberglass corners? (See image attached) Best to leave it to a professional or easy enough to do oneself? The boat will be on the slips this week so want to make the most of it.
Also, the stripes and letters on the hull are they painted on or is it a sticker? How best does one remove those. As you can see in the image it is looking very worn.

Thanks for your help in advance.
Mike Van Loon 18-Apr-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Chipped fiberglass corners and hull stripe
The chips on your hull appear to be the jelcoat ,and this you can do your self either with matching jelcoat or an epoxy filler.
Slightly overfill the gap and apply a piece of clear packaging or durex tape over the repair, you can then smooth smooth out the filler to the shape of the hul, and it will leave a smooth shiny finish. Any excess will squeeze out beyond the tape and just wipe it off.

It looks as though the waterline has been painted on(probably with a polyurethane paint and would need wet and dry paper to move it, and if the topside stripe is original it would be a tape.

Rob Legg 19-Apr-2016    Edit    Delete 

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