Help with gelcoat application

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  1. Nathan Burhans
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    Nathan Burhans New Member

    Today I started gelcoating the sides of my Carolina Skiff J16 hull. It was looking great, but a bunch of bugs got into the gelcoat. The gelcoat I applied is waxed. My plan is too sand down the areas I coated, and re apply the gelcoat. Would it be ok to sand is down and re coat the side and continue to coat the rest of the hull? What girt(s) should I use before re coating. Or any other suggestions on how to fix the sides? I’m moving the hull into the garage until the gelcoat is done to reduce the chances of anything else happening to the coating.
     

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  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    I am tempted to say simply remove the bugs in the buffing process.
    Does the rest of the hull have sufficiently thick gelcoat to move on to buffing?
     
  3. Nathan Burhans
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    Nathan Burhans New Member

    I wasn’t planning on buffing the coat since it’s the inside hull. Wanted to keep it kinda matte finish like the factory Carolina Skiffs. Was thinking of trying to remove the bugs after it has cured.
     

  4. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    My screen doesn't show high resolution of your picture.

    Depending on bug quantity, type and deapth.
    Try;
    Tweezers, razor blades, bon-ami cleanser with the finest synthetic steal wool substitute (DON'T EVEN THINK OF USING ACTUAL STEAL WOOL)
     
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