If you own a boat or jet ski, chances are it has a fiberglass hull. Over the years, fiberglass has become increasingly popular in the boating world. When properly maintained, nothing compares to the sleek, glossy look of a fiberglass hull. But the opposite is also true: damaged or poorly maintained fiberglass is unsightly and can quickly lead to major problems. If you are experiencing any of the following issues with your fiberglass boat, contact MPT Autobody near Myrtle Beach to schedule repairs.
Fiberglass boats are comprised of a core surrounded by many layers of fiberglass mesh and resin. Over time, these layers may separate from one another, creating a soft spot in the boat’s deck or hull (aka delamination). Unfortunately, delamination is difficult and time-consuming to repair as it typically involves removing the fiberglass surface and replacing/repairing the core. Fortunately, the team at MPT is experienced in all kinds of fiberglass boat repair; with a little time, our fiberglass repair specialists will leave you with a perfect repair and a flawless finish.
Another common issue is the formation of blisters. Blisters are small, horizontal bumps on the surface of the fiberglass. When not dealt with promptly, blisters can cause the fiberglass to tear away from the core and cause damage to the hull. In order to remedy the problem, the technicians at MPT must remove the gel topcoat and the underlying fiberglass layers. They will then fill the hole with resin and apply a new, perfectly matched gel coat.
Between sun and water exposure, vibrations, and the constant impact of waves, boats take a lot of abuse. Over time, these forces wear down the boat’s gel coat and can create small cracks, which allow water to infiltrate the underlying layers of fiberglass. Without routine maintenance and repair, your boat’s fiberglass can go from faded and cracked to warped, blistered, and peeling.
At MPT, we offer everything from boat collision repair to fiberglass reconditioning to custom paint and decal application. Additionally, we also work on RVs, fleet trucks, cars and trucks, and emergency vehicles. For all of your collision repair and custom graphic needs, contact MPT in Murrells Inlet, SC, at (843) 957-7785. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee and top-notch customer service, there’s no reason to go anywhere else!