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    I have recently inherited my grandfather's old 89 Cajun Bass Boat an I in the process of restoring it. The decking and carpet is ruined but that is an easy repair. My question is on the hull. The clear coat is completely gone but it has the , what i would call, the glitter finish. I don't think you can sand that down and then re-clear it. Any advise on what to do with the hull
    Paint over it?
    Re-clear it? and if so with what and does/can it be sanded?

    Any help is much appreciated!

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    If it's a fiberglass hull then what you're looking at is a clear gell coat, then flake then the colored gell coat behind that. When a fiberglass hull is layed up they work from the outside layer (against the mold) and work toward the inside. To do it right you would need to re-gell coat the outside of the hull. Not a task that I'd recomend for a novice.
    Rob

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    I was uneasy about trying to do this myself. Would most body shops do this or would I need to go to a boat shop?

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    Any reputable boat repair shop should be able to spray gell coat. The reason that I'd not advise it for a beginner is that it's a catalized product that has a limited pot life while in the gun, and that means cleaning the gun after every pot full, careful and exacting mixing proceedures and block sanding, cutting and buffing after it's all applied. Not some place that I'd suggest for someone just getting introduced to the world or paint and body work to start at .
    Rob

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