When building a boat, builders begin with a foundational fiberglass mold. “Gelcoat,” a smooth, polyester-based material, is applied over the fiberglass and becomes the exterior finish once removed from the mold. With an intense variety of colors to choose from, gelcoat can improve or accentuate the aesthetic appeal of the boat. In addition, gelcoat not only provides a sleek, glossy finish, but it also adds a water-resistant barrier to the fiberglass and protects against water damage.
However, while gelcoat is quite durable, it is vulnerable to damage and may obtain dents or scratches. The depth of the scratch will determine whether it can be buffed out or needs to be filled. Accurate color matching is also extremely important in maintaining a smooth appearance. The best gelcoat repairs require experience and attention to detail. Save your time and let the experts at MV Detail take care of your gelcoat repair needs.