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  1. Gel coat stringers and floor

    User "How To" Section
    Need some help on how to finish the inside finish on my boat floors and stringers. Boat originally had carpet over everything and I recently redid the boat and would like to leave the stringer and floors exposed. Its a California performance boat and I think it would look nice finished that...
  2. [SOLD] Duratec gel & high gloss additive---enough for your v-drive floor

    Parts for Sale
    Material to reflo your floors-- Here's what you get: over 1/2 gallon of each duratrc high gloss additive clear gel coat activator (small bottle of this stuff--you don't use much) here's how it's done: scuff floor with 180 grit on your da degrease you mix the two materials 1:1 w/ 2% of the...
  3. Need Fiberglass / Gel Shop Recommendations or Feedback

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Posted in the jet section too... I'm looking for a top notch fiberglass/gel shop. I'd like top quality work at a reasonable price from a place that really knows their stuff. Someone mentioned Pat's Fiberglass. Any experiences there or other recommendations? Nobody local to me seems to fit the...
  4. Need Fiberglass / Gel Shop Recommendations or Feedback

    Jet Boats
    I'm looking for a top notch fiberglass/gel shop. I'd like top quality work at a reasonable price from a place that really knows their stuff. Someone mentioned Pat's Fiberglass. Any experiences there or other recommendations? Nobody local to me seems to fit the bill, so I'm planning on a road...
  5. HOW do i remove lettering without hurting my gel coat

    V-Drives
    just wanna remove the lettering don't want to hurt my gel
  6. New Gel Coat Costs

    PB Open Water
    Whats it cost ( Ball Park) to re gel a 25' boat?
  7. How Much Gel?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I'm getting ready to re-gel my Hondo. This will be my first time doing a full re-gel. Does anyone roughly know how many gallons of gel it will take to do an 18ft boat? Single solid color and a coat of clear? I don't want to run out and will buy what I need to not run out, but at the same time...
  8. finish grit for more gel??

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    bought a mini cat a few years back from a different member here. been working on it off and on for the whole time. finally getting near the end and its time to gel the bottom half. the boat was painted with bright white paint and then a graphic painted over the white. the gel under is kinda...
  9. Removing paint from gel coat question...again

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Ive been reading some of the other threads about removing paint from gel coat. Some of the results are incredible to say the least. So I started sanding with an orbital using 220. It looks like the 70's are back. Seems to be working good but I went through a pack of 4 pads just to do this small...
  10. gel coat floors , top coat ?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    if the floors have been refinished in gel is it best to get the buffer and compound them and finish with polish or to top coat with prestec or duratec for a high gloss finish ?
  11. Gel coat not dring

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Gel coat not drying I mixed and spryed some gel 50/50 with duratec used 3.5 tenths of a oz of hardner to 1 qt of matrial still dose not dust up when trying to dry sand its dry enough it dose not gum up the paper it water sands good Any help
  12. duratech clear gel topcoat

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Posted under wrong section, Anybody ever used this product? My new boat has a severely warn gelcoat, feels like sandpaper. I want to get several mils of clear back on it so it shines again, any suggestions are much appreciated.
  13. duratech clear gel topcoat

    Jet Boats
    Duratec Sunshield Clear Topcoat in stock for same day shipping | Fibre Glast Just bought my next winter project and the gel is so badly worn I can feel the metal flake, I want to retain the factory gel with out applying an automotive clear. Anybody ever sprayed this or used this product...
  14. Fuel streaks on gel

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Is it possible to get rid of these?
  15. More about oxidized gel coat.

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Put some serious time in on my cousins boat over the weekend. The red gel on the deck and swim platform are badly oxidized and faded. Used 1500 grit to wet sand. 3M marine rubbing compound. Then Finess it followed by 3M marine wax. All with an orbital polisher. We didn't get much improvement. It...
  16. [Question] Can anyone help with Gel coat colors?

    Jet Boats
    Needing to fix a few minor spots in my almost flawless gel coat on my 79' Witchcraft. The shop I was anticipating on doing the work is trying to track the colors down and hitting a few snags. Wondering if anyone has color charts from back then? I started to google it but there are so many...
  17. Gel Coat Recipe

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Anyone have an outstanding epoxy gelcoat recipe?
  18. [Question] Wanted gel coat person or company

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I have a 1985 19' open bow California Performance boat that I would like to re-gel coat. There are some minor fiberglass issues ( stress cracks at the rear of the boat) that would need to be completed ofcouse before re-gel coating the boat. Does anyone have any suggestions of a person that does...
  19. Gel coat problems, need assistance

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I have a 77 spectra 20 jet. Great family cruiser. The top of the boat from rub rail is getting the long wide cracks. Alligatoring on deck. . My delema is how to fix this. Do I send for blasting to remove gel? Have a new deck built from a mold. Or shit can the hull and re rig another.
  20. Uncovered groovy gel!

    V-Drives
    Uncovered some groovy original gel Well I'm done for the season and figured id get after all the stress cracks on the deck of my Hondo. Well after some pealing back metal flake paint and yellow primer I see some really interesting metal flake gel from factory. Never seen another Hondo quite...
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