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    Anybody know were i can get some gel color matching done by people who really know what they are doing?

    Shurfab or whatever they are called is no longer owned by the same guys. I got a match done by them and laid some of it out today and it's not close enough. When talking to the guy who was doing the matching i asked him how he started doing this. This answer was "i'm the only one here who is not color blind". He was serious, he used to manage a warehouse he said and was friends with the owners son (which both of them came out while he was doing it and had no good advice for him).

    They couldnt match my white, and the yellow is not close enough.

    So any other recommendations for the orange county area?
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    Sal at Orange County boat repair can match anything.

    I'm color blind too, blue is the only true color I can see, and when I was doing a lot of repair side jobs, my wife would be my eyes for mixing any gel.

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    I was told that the yellow of my boat is a hard one to match, i guess they used a pigment that is no longer availible?

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    Sal does real nice work. He's done two complete regells for me, my Advantage in 05 and my Rogers in 08. When this economy turns around i've got two more Rogers for him to do. Call him @714-827-6247
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    OC is good , here is a boat Sal did for me...He said one of his best....I loved it...
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    Try Kevin @ KM Graphix.com he does alot of custom painting and gelcoat repairs for many different custom boats including alot of work for DCB, Ultra, & Eliminator. He helped me restore my Eliminator that I found in a dirt lot & the gelcoat was hammered!!!
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    I can't say anything about Sal's matching ability but they did repair work on my cruiser and I am really pleased with it.
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    Go on get your ass outa here

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    Sal it is... i'll give him a call on monday. Thanks!

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    Shaun, you can go to ocboatrepair.com and check out some of their work.

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    Hey.... you guys shouldn't be bothering Sal right now. He has my girl in there right now and I don't want him being distracted by minor little repair work.

    Just kidding fellas. I checked around and talked to quite a few people and everyone said that Sal was my guy.

    Now... quite fawkin' bugging Sal and let him finish my Kona!!!!

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    I called him alittle bit ago. Nice guy but hard to understand. I'm going to see if i can bring the boat to him this week... Well i'm suppose to flip the boat this week too, we'll see.

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    Talk to Sal Jr. He can communicate a lot better with Sr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostOkie View Post
    Talk to Sal Jr. He can communicate a lot better with Sr.
    but make sure you talk to Sal Sr. with Jr there too. Make sure he understands exactly what you're talking about. I have no trouble with talkin to Sal, but I've know him, well, longer than I can believe. He was our touch up guy at Hawaiian. Lots of very funny stories about Sal out there. Nicest guy around too.

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    Sal does provide a nice job, but if you have an issue with the communication barrier, you could always call Rich at Islander Marine, he is on here as Richcraft, or get ahold of Don at Pats Fiberglass, these are the only three people that i would have touch anything of mine.... if i could not do it myself!
    definitly shop around Shaun, be careful who you throw under the bus, because all of the three above get their product from Shur-Fab, they are a material supplier, they have offered good quality color matches in the past, they were schooling Valspar color chemists at one point because they were catching the batch colors changing from pail to pail.
    How did they get your color close?...did you take your boat down??
    The yellow is almost impossible these days, but not impossible, even much easier if a clear is added when blending a repair.
    Good luck Shaun

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