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    I have a 1988 Bayliner Capri 2150. Just wondering if the hull was painted with awlgrip or gealcoat? The rear of the boat is peeling...looks like the clearcoat is coming off. I didn't know if boats had a clearcoat.

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    I have a 1988 Bayliner Capri 2150. On the back on the boat its peeling like the clearcoat is coming off. Is that a clearcoat, gelcoat, or awlgrip? Thx

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      #3
      Gelcoat usually doesn't peel. It cracks and chips. If it is peeling, it is most likely paint; and if it is clear, you may be a victim of some really bad attempt to give the boat a shine. We had a member mention he bought a boat sight unseen and realized the entire hull (above the waterline) was coated with polyurethane in an attempt to give the boat a shiny appearance. I hope you are not finding yourself in a similar situation. Do you have any pics of the area you can post?

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        #4
        I can post some pic this afternoon. Thx for the info

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          #5
          Painting a hull, IMO, should be an absolute last ditch effort after exhausting gel coat restoration attempts.

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            #6
            They'll often shoot clear gelcoat into the mold before the first color coat, but that usually only on high end boats. There are a number of clear coat systems you can buy to bring the shine back on a more vintage model. You're probably looking at something like that on yours that is starting to let go.
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              #7
              Probably VertGlas or Polyglow. It was on a boat I had, looks just like skin flaking off after a sunburn. That stuff needs to be recoated every year or so.

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                #8
                If that is what it is what do I need to do, wet sand whats left the re aply the clear gelcoat. Then polish and wax and buff?

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                  #9
                  Wet sand-buff and polish and wax, forget the clear coat it will not be necessary.
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