So today I go over to my buddy's house and tie off from his dock. I was there for about any hour and when I went back down to the dock to go out I see that the back knot on the boat came undone, this lead to the front of the boat rubbing against the dock for who knows how long.
So I now have a section on the front of the boat that I would say is about 12 inches long and about 6 inches tall covered in niches and scratches. I think a decent amount of them will buff out.
My question for you guys is how much do you think it will be to have this repaired? The boat is a 06 Malibu VLX and the gel coat that was damaged is white. Please let me know what your guy's rough estimates are.
Gel coat is pretty thick. I''ve had good results wet sanding scratches and scuffs.
It's at least worth a try, then if you can't sand it out, go for rthe spectrum pre mixed color for your hull (not all whites are the same)
You should be good with compound and/or wet sanding. Post pics, so folks on here can help and advise. I had a nasty, deep scratch. Got it out by wetsanding with 400, 600, 2500, then finished with compound and polish. Good as new.
Not to hijack the thread, but how deep can gel coat scratches be buffed out. I got a wicked nasty scratch this last weekend on my deep blue colored gel coat. The scratches are light blue in color and you can definately feel them with your fingernail. The scratches are probably as deep as 5 pieces of paper thick.