2003-2008 Four Winns Sundowner 205 225 245 285 Boat Owners Manual

Occasionally, blisters, crazing, scratches, or damage to     5.   If the nick or gouge is deep and penetrates through
the fiberglass can occur.  Repairs may be necessary to
correct the problem.
the gel coat,  fill the area with  fiberglass patching
paste.  Follow the directions on the can when mix-
ing the paste with the catalyst.
A.   Scratches
After the  gouge is filled  and has dried,  sand the
patched area.  Begin by using medium-fine grade
sandpaper. Progressively use finer grade sandpa-
per until the surface is very smooth.  If necessary,
add filler and then sand the surface again.
Scratches occur during normal use.  Below is a step by
step procedure to repair scratches.
Clean area with soap and water.
Apply a fine rubbing compound and buff.
.   Wax.
Apply two or three light coats of matching fiberglass
gel coat  to the  repaired area.   Enough  gel coat
should be used so that the entire area is covered.
If this does not work, clean the area and sand lightly with
The gel coat must be catalyzed using up to 2% MEK
Peroxide which can be purchased at a supplier han-
dling fiberglass reinforced products.  Contact your
Four Winns dealer for assistance.
00 to 600 wet or dry sandpaper and follow with rubbing
compound and wax.
B.   Gouges & Cracks
After ample drying time, sand the area using very
fine wet/dry sandpaper.   If the appearance of the
area is still not satisfactory, repeat steps 2 through
8 as necessary.
Stress cracks and crazing are the appearance of hairline
cracks in the gel coat surface. When present, these prob-
lems usually occur in the gel coat finish or the outer “skin
coat” fiberglass  laminate.   The  appearance of  these
cracks does not pose a threat to the structural integrity of
the boat.  In most cases, they are cosmetic and can be
If above the waterline, polish the area using a fiber-
glass rubbing compound and then wax.  If the re-
paired area is below the waterline, the area should
be primed and painted in accordance with the anti-
fouling paint manufacturer’s instructions.
Cosmetic surface damage can be repaired as follows:
Sand the surrounding area with medium or fine grit     Gel coat,  like paint, will  change colors with  time and
sandpaper. Clean all marine growth, dirt, antifouling    exposure  to sunlight  (ultraviolet).   For  this  reason,
paint, etc. from  the immediate area.  DO  NOT ex-     “matching” gel coat obtained from Four Winns may not
cessively scratch or gouge the surrounding area.
match the gel color of a  boat that has been exposed.
However, this is the closest match commercially avail-
.   Use a hard, pointed tool to open the gel crack. Take    able. Afiberglass  technician can tint the gel to be used
care not to damage the surrounding gel coat.              in the repair to provide a closer color match.
.   Sand the  crack or gouge so the edges are smooth     More severe fiberglass damage, especially when struc-
and will allow proper “feathering” of the area.               tural, requires the expertise of an experienced fiberglass
repair technician.  See your Four Winns dealer for as-
4.   Clean the area thoroughly. Make sure the area is dry
Improper repair techniques can lead to further
Be sure the structure and the ambient tempera-
ture are above 60 degrees F (15 degrees C) and
the relative humidity below 70% immediately be-
fore, during, and after the repair.
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

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