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EVERCOAT 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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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
White 542613 105652
In stock online.

$16.99

Buff 4759312 105653UFF
In stock online.

$16.99

Product Description

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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EvercoatGel Coat Scratch Patch
 
2.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Visually pleasing (3)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Quick fix (4)
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1.0

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By On The Water

from Long Beach CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Messy
    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evercoat Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

      West Marine,
      I truly think this product needs to go back to the drawing board. After being recommended it by one of your associates, as easy to use and a permanent fix, this comes with great disappointment that it didn't do either. After reading the directions carefully, and using your associates recommendations, the product is still tacky after 4 days.
      Also, I went on your web site to see if there was any more information on this product, and I found a common denominator. This product must have a faulty formula, since many other reviews are mentioning the same thing I am writing about.
      West Marine, please consider contacting the manufacture of this product, and letting them know it does not work correctly, and it does not meet the standards of West Marine.

       
      1.0

      Just terrible... does not dry!!

      By tinoortiz

      from Barnstable, MA

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Messy
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evercoat Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

          I purchased this product twice to repair a damaged spot on my kayak gel coat. After purchased this product along with the coloring agent it came to around $30. I took a lot of time to match the medium-red color of my kayak, applied as directed, did not dry at all... stayed wet and tacky for a week! Wiped right off with acetone. Went back to my West Marine store and bought another after the adviser at the store told me it was the best application for my project. Tried it again, took the time to mix/match the color of my boat, applied, still wet and tacky after days. Total and complete waste of time and money. I might as well just use colored toothpaste if I wanted these results!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Satisfied Customer

          By The Missus

          from Prince Edward Island, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor
            • Outdoor
            • Quick Fix

            Comments about Evercoat Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

            I used this product on the "web like" cracks on the sailboat top - just rubbed it in with paper towels - filled the cracks nicely - quite difficult to see where the "webs" were...

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not good gel coat repair

            By Angry Customer

            from Bay Area

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Can Get It Off
            • Removable

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Messy
            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

              I might as well just get play dough and shove it into the chip. This stuff is soft even when left to dry for days. This is NOT a PERMANENT fix as advertised. If you wanted to hide an unsightly gash in your boat for a couple days and don't have time to sand, this would be okay but it is not nearly as durable as the gel coat.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So far so good

              By green captain

              from franklin, tn

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Quick Fix

                Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                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.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Will buy again

                By Ernie Dooley

                from Huntsville AL

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • No tools required
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                • Small cracks only

                Best Uses

                • All gel coat
                • Indoor
                • Outdoor
                • Quick Fix

                Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                Works best on hairline cracks/tiny chips. Would not recommend on big scratches/gouges as you have to let it dry completely or risk pulling it out when smoothing/blending. Temperature has big affect if not in recommended range.

                (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Don't follow the instructions...

                By dinokath

                from Savannah, GA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Quick Fix

                Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                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.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                junk

                By mit

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Trailerboater/Angler

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Would not stay in scratch

                  Best Uses

                  • None

                  Comments about Gel Coat Scratch Patch:

                  Followed cleaning instruction. Scrapped excess off after 15 min. drying time. Material kept pulling out of scratch. Tried several times with different drying times still pulled out of scratch.

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