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    Default Scratches/Gouges in bottom of hull

    I have some decent ones...all the way through the white outer layer. Mostly from dragging on rocks that I didn't see. Whats the best DIY way to fix these?

    Saw this stuff at Walmart, any good?
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    This filler probably is not the best choice. It has short fiberglass strands in it to reinforce the filler, which makes is hard to work and spread in gel-coat deep scratches.

    ( 3M Marine High Strength Repair Filler 1 Pint 46012 3M Solutions for boat owners, marinas, boat builders and industrial ship builders )

    If you decide to use filler for gel-coat depth scratches, look for one without the fibers. In addition, look for a filler that does not use "TALC" as a thickener, since TALC absorbs water.

    Probably the best choice would be a gel-coat paste. I believe you can buy the gel-coat paste in marine stores and online.

    I am not an expert, but that is my take.

    Doug

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