Cracked hull/accident please help

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by CaptainReza, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. CaptainReza
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    Thank you Sir!
    I'm officially done...
    I sanded the mess and after lots of sanding, it looked good enough for that sticker I didn't fill anymore..If someone looks at it at the right angle and light, one can see a slight bump but very subtle!

    Now the paint part was not fun...I ended sanding all surrounding area with 600 grit wet...It dulled the paint and kinda blended it but not good at all..

    I would appreciate some pointers on painting and blending technique...

    I also cleaned all the pole paint and left some minor scratches...

    Picture below is after wax...Side of this waverunner can use paint...

    You wont be able to see it from 4 feet away..closer and looking at the right spot, you can!


     

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  2. CaptainReza
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    PAR,

    I'm done...Could you please take a look at the pics...

    It's not perfect at all.. definitely a rookie job but I hope I did seal it properly...Did I? Do you think I did at least seal it?

     
  3. CaptainReza
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    As embarrassing as it is, this is what it looked like before I started sanding....But I sanded to what you see and did not refill! Getting good at sanding lol cost of shoulder replacement lol
     

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  4. CaptainReza
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    After sanding a lot, I started getting some very tiny pin holes,very tiny...but I didnt care to put another layer of epoxy on it...Kept thinking about that dragon sticker lol
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Try to keep the repair confined to the smallest possible area or you will be needing bigger and bigger stickers.

    Motorcycle shops stock many go faster stripes N stickers.

    Or what about a' for sale' sticker!!!!!!!
     
  6. CaptainReza
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    Frosty

    Is it that bad?
     
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    For sale sticker now thats funny.

    Cap it looks great,only you will no where it is.
     
  8. CaptainReza
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    That for sale sticker was funny for sure lol

    Thanks Tungsten!!
     
  9. PAR
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    Yeah, don't go nuts, it'll be fine. I would have applied a light weight filler and sanded it dead flush with the surface, again, this is just a cosmetic consideration. You fixed your boat, have a beer and go out and enjoy the wet again.
     
  10. CaptainReza
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    Thanks PAR!
    I couldn't have done it without your and everyone else's help here!

    Here's a video of me that aired few places...I log about 3500-400 miles offshore riding every year. I am attached to my boat/ski and enjoy every minuted of it...My ego was hurt pretty bad after this accident as I really take care of boat...

    http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/dolphin-stampede-vs-face-slapping-shark

    My personal channel is on youtube...I have two hobbies, model airplanes and PWC...
    www.youtube.com/CaptainAviation

    I make videos to help others with things that I learn from pros like yourself...I very much care about passing anything I learn to others and make their life easier..This is just a passion.... None of this brings me money..
     
  11. CaptainReza
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    A question for you gentlemen, how can I restore the shine in the original paint?

    This ski been used in fresh water that is also very hard water in very hot enviroment say 100-120 deg F. The parts that were constantly splashed with water and then dried under sun, many times a day, have a haze to the paint that no matter what I do, I can't take it off....

    Any product out there or technique to bring the shine back?
     
  12. PAR
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    There are a number of oxidation removers available, but the usual course is to really clean the boat, then buff it up with a polish, finally a good wax job.
     
  13. CaptainReza
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    I launched the maiden voyage today. An awesome day, I did 81 miles...
    Repair looks still intact...

    Thanks everyone for your help,
    Rez
     
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  15. Frosty

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    And so it will be,--don't give it a second thought. It was only a scratch
     
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