Surface Scratch Repair on Carbonlite and Modulus Kayaks

Light to moderate surface scratches on Carbonlite  kayak decks and hulls can be repaired in the following manner: The procedures begin with the most gentle treatment and move to more a aggressive and detailed process. Start anywhere on the list and move up the list until you are happy with the result.

  1. Apply a plastic polishing compound such as Meguiars #10, usually available from an automotive or Marine supply. Then apply a wax like Yacht Brite “Serious Shine” (available from our store).
  2. Use an electric buffing pad on a drill to apply a polishing compound such as 3M Finesse, or any other marine polishing compound. If satisfied with the finish, just apply wax. Otherwise proceed with step 1.
  3. Wet sand the area with 800 grit or 1200 grit paper depending on the severity of the scratches. 800 grit is for heavier scratches and may be followed with the 1200 grit to produce a finer finish. Proceed to step 2.