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Old 05-03-2015, 09:50 PM   #1
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Fiberglass exterior wall chip repair?

I did exactly what I wanted to avoid - I chipped the exterior wall when installing shelving on the interior of the trailer.

I carefully measured the length of the hollow-core door anchors in comparison to the gap between the interior and exterior walls. After installing one anchor I checked the outside wall and all was good. Then I merrily installed the others and used the screws that came with the anchors. Bad idea.

While the anchors are okay to use, the screws are not. I didn't drill all the way through the wall but I did chip or dimple the exterior gel coat on every screw.

What hope do I have of repair, if any?
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Evercoat or West marine has a gelcoat paste kit with tints. I would use that to fill in the chips. Then you could lightly sand it flush and buff the sand scratches out.
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Evercoat or West marine has a gelcoat paste kit with tints.
Thanks. I'll check it out.
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