I recently bought a used fiberglass kayak that needs some TLC. I really like the hull design, but the boat has some wear. It was a demo boat and was stored outside and got kind of banged up. I know that some will say that cosmetics don’t matter, but I take pride in my possessions and want to do what I can to make it look better.
I got some fiberglass boat boat cleaner and polish and got a lot of the oxidation and marks off, but still have some things I want to improve:
- The black seam between the hull and deck is faded / turning white. What’s the best way to restore this to a good black color?
- The deck has some pretty scratched up areas. Is there a good way to get them out without completely taking off the finish? The scratches do not go below the paint.
- The thigh braces have a chip or two out of the black outer plastic coating which exposes the fiberglass underneath. I would like to fill in these chips and then refinish. What is the best way to do this?
thanks for your help!