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Jimmypooh

Flake gel repair

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Jimmypooh

With all of the new boat threads out, I'm seeing a lot of metal flake. Is it possible to repair gel with metal flake? Does it end up looking as good as new like repairs with non-metalic flake gel? Has that influenced anyone's decision on gel schemes?

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edwin

Absolutely no issue. Metal flake / glitter has been applied to bass boats for ever...

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longbeard

My grandfather/father/uncles have repaired boats for years. I can say with confidence that Metal flake can be repaired with as good a result as solid colors.

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wakebrdr94

Can be repaired, but is much more difficult to do so. If you go this route and need repair, make sure they are qualified for it and can do a great job!

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Kalamazoo

I was told it may cost in the magnitude of 5x more expensive than solid colors and very difficult to match perfectly (but still doable/done). This influenced my decisions a bit on what parts of my boat I wanted metal flake or solid (high wear areas, etc).

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Malibuzer

I had to have a couple of scratches cleaned up on my orange flake and you cannot find where the blemish was.

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skurfer

I had to have a couple of scratches cleaned up on my orange flake and you cannot find where the blemish was.

Were the scratches into the flake or before the flake in the clear??

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Malibuzer

Were the scratches into the flake or before the flake in the clear??

Both. The boat got damaged in Washington at Banks lake in a bad storm and our gel coat guy did an unbelievable job.

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