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Gel Coat Scratch Patch

Make easy, permanent repairs on hairline cracks, small scratches, and chips in gelcoat without sanding or using catalyst! Clear patch is ideal for surface scratch repairs of metal flake finish. 1/2 fl.oz. tube.
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Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
White 542613 105200
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$17.99

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Buff 4759312 105201
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$17.99

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Make easy, permanent repairs on hairline cracks, small scratches, and chips in gelcoat without sanding or using catalyst! Clear patch is ideal for surface scratch repairs of metal flake finish. 1/2 fl.oz. tube.

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3.1

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Weather proof (9)
  • Visually pleasing (8)
  • Protects well (7)

Cons

  • Messy (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Quick fix (10)
  • Outdoors (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Casual/ recreational (6), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far so good

I had 3 nice sized gashes in front bow of my new boat. It knocked the gel coat off but the fiberglass and glue underneath were luckily ok. The tricky part was the chips...Read complete review

I had 3 nice sized gashes in front bow of my new boat. It knocked the gel coat off but the fiberglass and glue underneath were luckily ok. The tricky part was the chips were under the bow of the boat so the good news was the area would not see much water but it was hard to get to since I had to apply from underneath. I took the advice of an early review and put it on layer by layer. I put on thin layers and did not worry about filling in the entire gash at once and put it on in layers. after 3 layers it turned out pretty good and after wet sanding, it was almost perfect.

I had one gash the area of a half dollar and 2 chips the size of a coin slot in a coke machine. I was surprised how well the big gash filled in and was pleased how easy it was. I would suggest a fine grit sandpaper. the finer the grip and the more time you spend on sanding and buffing the better.

it has the consistency of glue so was you are putting it on it adheres to pretty well so worry about spreading it completely to all the nooks and crannies first and then build off it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't follow the instructions...

Used this to repair a REALLY big chunk that had been taken off by the previous owner when he dropped and anchor on the deck of a 21ft center console. The chunk was about...Read complete review

Used this to repair a REALLY big chunk that had been taken off by the previous owner when he dropped and anchor on the deck of a 21ft center console. The chunk was about the size of a 1/2 dollar and down to the base material.

I had tried to use this as directed but scraping it proved impossible, it would just pull most of the material right out. Having a background in automotive body work, I decided to try to add a small amount, let it cure (about a day) and add more, let it cure, etc. and build up the repair area. Worked like a charm. Built it up, took some 400 grit, sanded it down, took some 1000 grit, leveled it out, took some 2000 grit, started to polish it, some automotive buffing compound and a polish later, it looks pretty decent.

5 stars for decent price. 1 star for making me figure out the best way to use it and not having good directions on the package.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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1.0

It has made the job bigger

By kansas guy

from punta gorda, fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

      This stuff is just awful! It is not a gel or paste, more like a paint. It flows so it is impossible to make a level repair unless the surface is perfectly horizontal. I tried using blue tape to hold it in place and doing multiple (3) applications, all to no avail. Now, I will have to dremel this junk out of the small scratches and use a proper repair product like Spectrum. Bottom line, this junk has made more work for me. FWIW, the repairs were to shallow, narrow scratches and a few very small dings in the gelcoat of the hull.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Good stuff for small repair ms

      By P

      from Va

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

        Repaired a nick in my clear cut

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Gel Coat Scatch Patch "cured the itch!"

        By hiltonheadwillie

        from Hilton Head Island, SC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Quick Fix

          Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

          very easy to apply and the enclosed scraper created a nice smooth finish resulting in no sanding. Color match was near perfect.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Works best for very small repairs.

          By Cap

          from FL Keys

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • No color chart to show buff white vs white

          Best Uses

          • Fill very small voids and chips, nothing large
          • Quick Fix

          Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

          Works much like a thick, fast-drying paint. Not for spider cracks.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good stuff

          By Dream

          from Clarkesville, Ga

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

            A great caulk that seals and make a good water proof seal

             
            5.0

            this product does what it says it does,works GREAT

            By ski

            from North Port FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well
            • Visually Pleasing
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor
              • Quick Fix

              Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

              Very ease to use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Gel Coat

              By GDR

              from HdG, MD

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor
              • Quick Fix

              Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

              Used this for a small break on a corner piece. I was told by WM that I could apply in layers and that it would be fine. I used in a hot afternoon, and takes too long to fill in and flows down on vertical repairs. I tried using a tape to create a dam, but after 12 hours, the gel did not harden and had to remove some. I expected something that would harden no matter what after applied and that I would have to shape and sand as needed. It was not the case. And the price at about $16 for such a small container is excessive. Unless you have a very shallow gel coat repair, mostly flat, I would use something else.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great color match

              By Jat

              from Crystal River. fL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Visually Pleasing
              • Weather Proof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Quick Fix

                Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                Been using for years, great easy touch up,

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Easy gel coat patch

                By Captain Walt

                from Jacksonville, Florida

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                  I had not one chip in the deck and two on the gunwale - all from folks dropping 16 ounce lead weights when bottom fishing. I wanted a quick/easy fix. Went to West Marine and purchased a tube of this product. Was too easy - cleaned the chip area with acetone, squeezed the product into the chip holes - covered with a piece of blue tape. Next morning I peeled the tape off and couldn't hardly tell where the chips were. Loaded up the boat and went fishing.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Product good shipping expensive

                  By Marc

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Production Wirks

                  Cons

                  • Shipping Cost Ridiculous

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Crack
                  • Small Hairline Cracks

                  Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                  Ease if use

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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