About a year ago, I bought a 1993 Champion 204 DCX Elite. The previous owner had done a ton of work to it. One of things done was he had it refinished and they sprayed it with automotive clear. The gel coat was sanded prior to spraying, and from what I can tell, they did a good job. Fast forward to the present, and it is beginning to get pretty milky on the top cap, and there are places that the clear coat is starting to flake off on the transom. Not having a ton of money to put into the boat right now, what would you do to re-finish it?
I can try wet sanding and reshooting a clear coat, or do I try to sand all of the clear off and refinish the gel coat? I have thought about just wrapping the boat, but with the clear already flaking off in spots, I think I would have to sand the clear coat off anyway before I can wrap it. If I have to go through that much work, why not just refinish the gel coat? The following are pictures from when I first bought the boat. I will add present pictures this afternoon when I get home.