Fiberglass Repair – Using Gelcoat Over Epoxy

Nicks and dings in your fiberglass are common to any boat, whether or not it gets used often. Repairing damage to your gelcoat and fiberglass can seem intimidating, but when done properly, can be a simple and even quick repair.

In the video today, we look at a small fiberglass repair being done to the deck of a boat with a thick layer of gelcoat. Often times instructions and advice will indicate that using gelcoat over epoxy is ill advised because the 2 chemicals cannot bond chemically – but Brendan shows us how to properly prepare your surface and execute a repair that will bond and be a lasting repair based on a strong mechanical bond.

Check out our video of the day and dig into why we think a non-structural, cosmetic repair can be easily pulled off with proper preparation and near perfect execution.  Enjoy!

How To Clean Your Fiberglass Boat Hull and Remove Water Stains

This how to video shows you how to clean yellow and brown water stains from the hull of your boat to brighten the fiberglass. Presented is a cheap way to mixed up an acid solution to remove stubborn stains from your boat’s gelcoat finish.

How to Restore Faded Gel Coat


Restoring faded gel coat on your fiberglass boat hull is easy, but it does take a little elbow grease. Boats.com Senior Editor Lenny Rudow walks us through the process, with special tips for boats that will catch a lot of fish.

Gelcoat Color Matching – Part 1 & 2

Here is a great overview of the gelcoat color matching process


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How to Repair Damaged Gel Coat


Jim Hendricks of Boating Magazine provides 10 easy steps for repairing damaged gelcoat on your boat.