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How do you fix clear coat on a boat?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
- Trailer the boat home if its currently in thewater.
- Wash the hull with a mild detergent dish soap.
- Sand the entire boat with 400-grit sandpaper.
- Wipe down all sanding residue with towels and rubbingalcohol.
- Cover all areas that will not receive clear coat withblue masking tape and newspaper.
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People also ask, can I clear coat over gelcoat?
Yes, It is possible to just spray clear overGelCoat.
Subsequently, question is, how do you remove clear coat without damaging paint? Soak a sheet of 1200-grit wet/dry sandpaper in water for10 minutes. While it is soaking, apply masking tape to areas youdon't want to sand, such as moldings and panel edges. Removethe sandpaper from the water and wrap it around a sanding block.Wet the area you're going to sand by spraying water from a spraybottle.
One may also ask, how do you repair clear coat on fiberglass?
Spray the surface with water from a spray bottle atintervals as you sand to smooth the finish. Wipe therepair area dry. Coat the surface with rubbingcompound and buff the surface by hand or using a power buffer.Apply wax formulated for fiberglass to the repairarea.
Will automotive paint stick to gelcoat?
Anywhere that you are down to the fiberglass you need touse an epoxy primer or the paint won't stick. But anygood quality automotive clear should work. It's all aboutthe prep. spraying clear over faded gelcoat will not holdup, it will not hold its gloss.