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    Question Fibreglass hull painting following repair

    Hi Team,

    I'm after some advice on finishing the hull on a Wellcraft Fisherman centre console. It had quite a few scratches and dings which I have repaired with a marine filler and sanded back. Now I want to know if I am able to paint straight over top or do I need to apply all new gelcoat?
    The boat is trailered so not stored in the water and most work that has been done is below the waterline. I'm just trying to get it all back to looking good rather than having patches all over it.

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    Any advice is much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Fibreglass hull painting following repair

    It's been my experience that Gelcoat does not adhere well to marine filler. You may want to consider one of these new epoxy hull paints. I've heard that they actually hold up better than gelcoat and are much easier to repair and paint over. But I have no first-hand experience with the newer ones.
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    Default Re: Fibreglass hull painting following repair

    I'd paint it....imron, awlgrip, or alexseal....

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    Default Re: Fibreglass hull painting following repair

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the advice. Painting will certainly be a lot easier. Would I need to do a primer first or can I paint straight on to the hull?

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