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Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       04-26-2008, 11:21 PM Reply   
My son ran his bike into the side of my boat and whacked it with the sharp metal part of his handle bars. it made a small gash about the size of my pinky thumb nail. My question is could I fix this myself or should I take it into a boat shop to be repaired? Here is a photo, remember it is pretty small but looks alot bigger in the photo.Upload
Old     (airagain)      Join Date: Jun 2006       04-26-2008, 11:48 PM Reply   
Get a gelcoat repair kit. Easy fix
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       04-27-2008, 12:01 AM Reply   
Really? I have never done anything like this how easy is it? I mean to match the pain up and stuff?
Old    sdahockey21            04-27-2008, 5:22 AM Reply   
Color can be hard to match... If it were me I would take it to a shop. Go to your dealer and ask who they use for gel coat repair, then ask to see some of thier work.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-27-2008, 8:03 AM Reply   
sell the kid to pay for the repair
Old     (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-27-2008, 8:22 AM Reply   
Matching the color will be the hardest part but if you get a patch paste kit you could do it yourself but having id done by a gel coat repair dept. would be the best.
Old     (biz)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-27-2008, 12:20 PM Reply   
Where is the damage? Maybe a gel coat repair kit and if the color is off (which it will most likely be) then put a sticker over it.
Old     (airagain)      Join Date: Jun 2006       04-27-2008, 1:05 PM Reply   
You can play with the color until you get it right. Just don't add the hardener until you have the color match.
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       04-27-2008, 1:25 PM Reply   
The damage is a sticker would not look normal there. It really does not need to be fixed right away as it does'nt effect the boat but I just like my things looking nice. Just curious, how much do you think it would cost to just take it in and have a repair shop fix it?
Old     (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-27-2008, 7:29 PM Reply   
spend the 50-60 bucks and have it fixed by a pro. yellow is hard to match.
Old     (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-27-2008, 7:31 PM Reply   
Kevin, Good point
Old     (mofreestyle)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-27-2008, 7:32 PM Reply   
Take it somewhere.
Old     (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-27-2008, 7:41 PM Reply   
I get mine fixed by people that know what they are doing. Do it yourself and you will look at that mismatched fix everytime you see your boat. That would drive me crazy.
Old     (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-27-2008, 8:59 PM Reply   
yellow is IMPOSSIBLE to match. Take it somewhere. If it was any other color, I would say try it yourself.
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       04-27-2008, 9:13 PM Reply   
Alrighty I'm taking it in thanks guys.

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