Gelcoat Nonskid Spot Repair ~ How To

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In this video we cover one way to use the mold that was made for doing a spot repair in your gelcoat nonskid! Talk about slick, and it works 100% of the time 😉 There will be one more video on this topic, then onto something new!

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4 Responses to “Gelcoat Nonskid Spot Repair ~ How To”
  1. Simon says:

    Amazing video!

    Is it possible to use ”car wax” if the area to repair is small (instead of PVA)?
    Regards

    • ~Andy ~Andy says:

      Hi Simon!

      I’ve not tried it, so can’t say if it’s a good idea or not. For the small cost I think I’d play it safe and just get a small bottle of PVA or wax additive to mix with the final coat of gelcoat or poly resin…

      Hope this helps!

  2. Cliff says:

    I’m repairing damaged area in a hatch lid/seat on our sailboat, where something heavy struck the nonskid pad a few inches from the corner of the lid and made a 3 in crack. There’s no evidence of damage under the lid but any water that gets in seeps out when the sun hits it and this awful brown water comes out and gets all over everything including anyone wearing white shorts! I really need to fix this soon. I saw the video where you were able to line up the pattern nicely but unless the mold is clear how do you know it’s lined up perfect if you can’t see through it? Unless you happened to make the sheet mold before the object struck damaged the area you’d have no idea where to align the pattern.
    I can get the measurement off the closest edge next to the ding but shifting the mold left to right would only be a guess. I really don’t get how you did that unless you waited for the gelcoat to kick and press into it with the mold, trial and error until the pattern looks good and tape it in place. Otherwise, I wish you could explain the mechanics of this to me please. I would be willing to buy one of your extended version videos if this topic is covered.

    • ~Andy ~Andy says:

      Hi Cliff! That step looks more confusing than it really is 🙂 The two halves (the mold and the surface that is being repaired) are copies of one another. The mold being the female side and the part being the male side. When the pattern is aligned properly it locks together and cannot shift. It’s very easy to feel, but more difficult to explain. Hope this helps!

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