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    I in the process of restoring the gel coat on my boat and i has a few small damage spots that are gonna need filled. My plan is to try and color match the gel coat after repair. I've read that this is hard. Just checking to see if anybody has experience with this and offer some pointers. Maybe send me to a particular product line and at least any to avoid. Thanks Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubegenie View Post
    I in the process of restoring the gel coat on my boat and i has a few small damage spots that are gonna need filled. My plan is to try and color match the gel coat after repair. I've read that this is hard. Just checking to see if anybody has experience with this and offer some pointers. Maybe send me to a particular product line and at least any to avoid. Thanks Steve.
    Its really not that hard. Evercoat makes a good kit for repairs. Comes with white and assorted colors to mix and match the color trying to repair and hardener. Do a google search and it should pop up.

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    Thanks for the reply, I watched a video on YouTube and they made it look easy but the guy doing it was a professional. I will see what I can find. The good thing is the spots are quite small and hopefully won't be noticed if they are off.

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    It's easy mate. I used a flow coat and it is that thick I used a trowel to apply it but sand it level the next day because it set's bloody hard.
    As you can see the trailer got a bit dirty but it don't matter when the job turned out great and you can see the reflection of the trailer on the bottom of the boat.
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    First off depending on the year of the boat and the color , Gel can somewhat be a bitch to match and to tell you the truth your repair can look good today , and down the road look like $hit ........ but on the other hand depending on the size of the repair ( no pic's ) you can make a gel coat putty made from Cabosil ( which is a thickening agent ) to do small gel coat repairs like nicks , and scratches ,or maybe a few gouges .
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiesmokinjoe View Post
    It's easy mate. I used a flow coat and it is that thick I used a trowel to apply it but sand it level the next day because it set's bloody hard.
    As you can see the trailer got a bit dirty but it don't matter when the job turned out great and you can see the reflection of the trailer on the bottom of the boat.
    Sorry mate but Gel is often sprayed or applied like mentioned above and just curious who in there right mind would apply Flow coat with a Trowel ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    Sorry mate but Gel is often sprayed or applied like mentioned above and just curious who in there right mind would apply Flow coat with a Trowel ?
    Well I have and it has been on there for a year and never dis coloured or came off.
    I'm more than happy with the results and the coloured parts I fixed blended sweet.

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