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    Default Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Any one know if they make boat touch up paint? Looking to touch up some small nicks in my boat.

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Good Question.

    I think you might talk to the boat manufacture.
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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Its a 1989 so I dont think they would still carry it if they even did. Would car touch up paint work since I know alot of cars now a days are fiber glass. Its only nicked in a couple spots where it rubed against the dock or the jetski bumped agaist the side.

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Car touch up paint may work.

    Maybe someone will chime in.
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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    They do, but they discontinue it just before you need it.

    Sure...go ahead and laugh at my old aluminum boat. It's paid for!

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    I am not sure how long it will last but depending on the color, I like rust-oleum because it is an oil based enamel and stands up to the elements very well

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Small nicks??????? Gel Coat Repair kit.
    This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    +1 on a gelcoat repair kit. They come with different colors that you mix to custom match your color. I wouldn't trust a touch up paint as you boat has most likely faded some from the original color, and the paint wouldn't match. Better to mix it up yourself and apply it. Search youtube for videos on gelcoat repair. They take you through the steps pretty quickly.
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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    As others have said get a gel coat repair kit. I don't think they sell touch up paint for boats...only cars.

    If they are small surface scratches you could use marine wax with a colour tint. Haven't tried it though.

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckHunterJon View Post
    +1 on a gelcoat repair kit. They come with different colors that you mix to custom match your color. I wouldn't trust a touch up paint as you boat has most likely faded some from the original color, and the paint wouldn't match. Better to mix it up yourself and apply it. Search youtube for videos on gelcoat repair. They take you through the steps pretty quickly.
    +2. Fiberglass is under the gelcoat. The gelcoat repair kits should have a mix of gelcoat colors and a hardener to mix with them.

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Ill have to look into the gel coat repair kit later today for the spots where it went into the gel coat, but the other spots I need to touch up arent bad they are just in the vinyl decals

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    When I bought my boat there was a few small nicks on it and one fairly big gouge on the stern right above the Crownline name. It was very noticable and I hated looking at it. I bought a Gelcoat repair kit last year, but was alway afraid to use it.

    Well last weekend I mixed it and patched all the little nicks and the gouge. I could not get the color to match perfectly. Red is very hard to match, but I have to admit it looks a heck of a lot better than it did.

    After applying my wife said it looks terrible, but that was before I finished it off. I wet sanded with 800, then 1000, then 2000 grit sandpaper, then rubbing compound, polishing compound and finally marine wax. The shine is now perfect, but the color is still off a little and I can feel the spot when I rub my hand over it, but you have to really look for it to see it. I probable wouldn not of even bothered with the little nicks had it not been for the gouge.


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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    with the gelcoat repair kit it must be very hard to try and match the color it looks like they only give you 5 diffrent colors.

    A couple spots in the gelcoat on the red are about a mm deep and I want to make sure the red will match the red on my boat.

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    +522

    You use the 5 colors to mix to your color. Color match is voodoo, so you have to make some test batches and compare before you make the repair. There is no real alternative whether you are an amateur or a pro.

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    ok might be asking to much but does anyone have any pics of there repair with this stuff?

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    Default Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    This is another case where google is your friend. Here's the results of a search on "gelcoat repair" http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...776666f137f0b9

    There are even some videos to show you how. Most of the kits have instructions.

    Some people are better at color matching than others. I agree that it's really some sort of voodoo or takes a magic spell to get it right.
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