We've got a few dings and dents around Hullabaloo, some from us, some not. They kind of drive me crazy every time I see them and I"ve wanted to get them fixed but wasn't sure exactly how to go about doing it and wasn't sure how much work it would take. So I just put up with them.
Then this past summer I found this stuff online that was supposed to be a super easy, super quick fix for fiberglass chips. I watched the Youtube clip and read reviews and, naturally, as I was trying to buy it I found out that it was only sold in Australia at the time. I begrudgingly moved on, but made a mental note to look it up before we left, hoping that it would be available here.
As I've heard over and over in the sailing/cruising world; things have a way of just working out. It must be true because wouldn't you know it, a couple months later I get an email offering to let us try the same exact stuff out! Uh, yes, yes I would like to try it.
MagicEzy is a manufacturer of a unique range of ‘world first’, nano-technology-based surface repair products that provide solutions to time-consuming and difficult DIY surface repair problems.We were asked to complete the review by the end of the year and time was tickin', fortunately we have been having a bit of a warm spell lately so we took the chance to get up to the boat and try it out on a couple of our numerous chips while the temps were in the right ballpark.
We followed the directions, except for using the hairdryer/heat gun to heat the area and/or dry it. We sort of forgot the extension cord. Oh, and we couldn't find the heat gun either.
I tried squishing and squeezing the tube to mix up the contents before using it but was left with some inconsistent consistencies when I tried to initially apply it. So I wiped of the area, squeezed some into a paper towel until the consistency seemed to even out and reapplied. Ezy peasy.
Although my leveling abilities left a little to be desired, I think it came out pretty well and am very happy with the color match. With Hullabaloo's creamy color I wasn't sure how well the cream color I chose would match, but match it did!
We didn't sit around and wait for it to dry so we'll have to check out the final product next time.
|Some of the lighter, more liquid-y stuff I wiped off|
|A little blurry but it matches!|
Hairline Fix product on our hairline cracks around the mast, stanchions, all over really, I'll keep you posted on that!