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    DIY Repairing Of Gel Coat Chips

    What is the easiest way to repair chips in your gel coat no larger that quarter. I have some of these on my swim platform.
    Just love being on my 3870............Bill
    1985 3870
    Twin 130 Mits. not turbo charged
    Name of boat is "Plenty Of Fish"
    Live on board full time.
    North Myrtle Beach, SC

    #2
    Go online and type in: boat gel coat repair kit. There are many choices.

    https://www.googleadservices.com/pag...0QwI-gE&adurl=
    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
    Twin 350 GM power
    Located in Seward, AK
    Retired marine surveyor

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      #3
      This guy has great videos on tons of types of boat repair.
      https://www.boatworkstoday.com/videos/applying-gelcoat/
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
      (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        These folks will tell you the the color kit you need before you are done telling them about your boat. I got as far as “ I have a 1988 Bayliner 3818 and need some” and the lady said “white?”, I said yes, she said “that color is xxxxxx (I really need to add that name and number to my boat notes), and I have it in stock”.
        http://www.gelcoatproducts.com/#col4
        P/C Pete
        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
        Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
        1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
        MMSI 367770440
        1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
        Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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          #5
          Looks like you all have thing covered, make certain its dry, that is one step that gets missed, so good look.
          Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
          96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
            These folks will tell you the the color kit you need before you are done telling them about your boat. I got as far as “ I have a 1988 Bayliner 3818 and need some” and the lady said “white?”, I said yes, she said “that color is xxxxxx (I really need to add that name and number to my boat notes), and I have it in stock”.
            http://www.gelcoatproducts.com/#col4
            P/C Pete, I just called GCP and spoke to Allen. I told him that I had a 1987 Bayliner 3870 and I wanted to purchase gelcoat to match the white on my boat. He said that I would need to send him a chip from the boat so that he could color match it. The cost for a custom mix quart matched to the chip I send him will be $150. For an additional $20 they will split the quart into pints and make 1 of the pint a repair putty. If you still have the can of gelcoat I would appreciate it if you could post the color number.
            1987 3870 "Stella Maris"
            Hino 175's
            Lanoka Harbor, NJ
            MMSI# 338312097

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              #7
              Dvf, I’m sorry your experience wasn’t nearly as good as mine. I’ll be going to the boat this week. I’ll try to remember to grab the number while I’m there.
              P/C Pete
              Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
              1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
              Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
              1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
              MMSI 367770440
              1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
              Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                #8
                Guy at my local marina covered his swim platform with Seadek (seadek.com) to hide scraped and dings. Sorry, don't have a pics, but it looks great.
                1992 Bayliner Trophy 2502 WA
                2010 Twin Suzuki 140 HP OB's
                "Always finding improvement projects on this old lady..."

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                  #9
                  DFV, Here’s a look at the cap of the matching gel coat filler. It matches my 1988 3818 very well.
                  P/C Pete
                  Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                  1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                  Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                  1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                  MMSI 367770440
                  1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                  Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                    #10
                    Pete, I'll send this photo to the folks at GCP. I'm sure it will be all they need to make a batch for me. Thank you very much.
                    1987 3870 "Stella Maris"
                    Hino 175's
                    Lanoka Harbor, NJ
                    MMSI# 338312097

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