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Old 11-01-2020, 10:21 AM   #1
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Gelcoat & buffing

As some of you might remember, we had extensive hail storm damage to our unit in May 2020. The service shop is just about finish with all repairs - except the buffing out of the side which they have to sub-contract out. There is a detail shop that has been recommended & we are working with them. Yes, we washed it & yes, there is definitely some "scars" from the hail which we are hoping will buff out nicely. And of course, we didn't want the unit to look "odd" so we are paying to have rest of the unit buffed out. The detail shop is aware there is a gelcoat on the unit. They have done motor homes but their primary business is detailing for auto dealerships to keep afloat.

Is there anything we need to be concerned about with the gelcoat on the unit? Any thing we should alert the detail shop concerning the gelcoat?

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As some of you might remember, we had extensive hail storm damage to our unit in May 2020. The service shop is just about finish with all repairs - except the buffing out of the side which they have to sub-contract out. There is a detail shop that has been recommended & we are working with them. Yes, we washed it & yes, there is definitely some "scars" from the hail which we are hoping will buff out nicely. And of course, we didn't want the unit to look "odd" so we are paying to have rest of the unit buffed out. The detail shop is aware there is a gelcoat on the unit. They have done motor homes but their primary business is detailing for auto dealerships to keep afloat.

Is there anything we need to be concerned about with the gelcoat on the unit? Any thing we should alert the detail shop concerning the gelcoat?

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Make sure they know the gel coat is really thin.
We had a detail company that also mostly does motor homes detail ours and they burnt threw the gelcoat because they did NOT know what they were doing.

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Make sure they know the gel coat is really thin.
We had a detail company that also mostly does motor homes detail ours and they burnt threw the gelcoat because they did NOT know what they were doing.

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Thank you...will reconfirm with them regarding the gelcoat.
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Boat detailer might be better?
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Boat detailer might be better?

I never owned a boat big enough to hire out the detailing. The RV is different but it is true, and I had it happen. Inexperience can damage the thin gelcoat on your RV. Much more labor but I prefer doing it by hand. A 37 foot toy hauler can be a days job. but then only every 6 months or so
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