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  1. Polyurethane vs. Gelcoat

    V-Drives
    The paint job on my boat has been damaed by fuel spills. If that was the only problem a spot repair would be possibility. Unfortunately there are many other problems in the paint job that can only be corrected by a complete refnish. The question is: finish with polyurethane or gelcoat...
  2. Gelcoat Graphics

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Wanted Gel coat person/Company/Gelcoat paint I'm looking to get some graphics on my boat. Who do you recommend? I'm in Orange County. Thanks
  3. Remove paint but save the gelcoat?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Hey all, We just picked up a little '73 D&D flatbottom last weekend, with the intention to just throw a motor in it and go water skiing. However, we are waiting on the motor and just can't resist doing a little bit of cosmetic work on the boat in the meantime. So now we have it off the trailer...
  4. [Question] removing gelcoat

    Jet Boats
    Whats the best way to strip the gelcoat from my 74 southwind . Its pretty bad
  5. Gelcoat Fading

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Hey guys just wanted to get your opinion I have a boat that is fading under the water line, I can buff it out but once I stick it in the water it fades again. Wanted to know what you think is going on, and possible solutions to help prevent this. Thanks
  6. Gelcoat over metal flake???????

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I have 89 vision boat and the clear gelcoat is almost completely gone and the metal flake is exposed. It is faded from sitting in the sun! I need to know if you can gelcoat over it and if so what kind of prep work needs to b done. I really want gelcoat the whole boat with different colors and...
  7. A couple Q's on epoxy resin ,glass and Varnish.

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    So im spending some much needed time on the 58 Mandella. The original plan was to just refinish the deck. Which I sanded to bare wood and varnished with interlux Gold Spar clear. After doing that the flaws in the gelcoat on the hull started to more apparent. So on goes the work.:54: I am new...
  8. Removing cover rash from gelcoat

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Recently bought a 94 Ultra and just had it shipped cross country, long story short they shipped it with a sunbrella cover on it and the boat now has blue / brown cover rubbing rash all over half of the boat. Before I just into wet sanding a buffing, any suggestions to try ? I put some Acetone on...
  9. good shop for gelcoat detailing

    NorCal
    Anyone have a suggestion for a good shop in the bay area or north bay that can buff and polish my boat. The gel isn't bad just needs some love and a good shine for summer. Thanks.
  10. Valspar Gelcoat

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    For all of us fans of Valspar Gelcoats, I learned something intresting today. While I was on the phone with Sher-fab today, ordering some prestec clear add and primer, I noticed that on their website, they still offer Valspar gel. Being that I know Valspar is no longer offering gelcoat, i ask...
  11. Filler UNDER Gelcoat?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Im gonna fly my rookie flag here and ask what kind, if any, filler can be used under gelcoat? I was thinking about a skim coat on my transom that I would block out to fill any slight imperfections prior to shooting the gel. Is it possible? I was thinling of some Rage Gold I have but am not...
  12. Gel-coat & Polyester Primer

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Is it okay to spray gel-coat over a (polyester) primer (after it is sanded and prepped of course). In the paint world you have to use a polyester primer over any raw fiberglass instead of a urethane primer to keep it from printing back through later and I know it is in the same general family as...
  13. looking for some ideas on stripping clear off gelcoat....

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    looking for some ideas on how to strip automotive clear coat that is bubbling up and lifting off of the original gel coat on an older fiberglass boat i am restoring... wondering if there might be a chemical stripper available that won't damage the gel under the old clear, or am i going to end up...
  14. Gelcoat ?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    The gelcoat on my boat has stated to get a slight haze. The boat is 24 yrs. old and it has always been garaged. Is there something i can do for it, or should i have a professional detailer take care of it ?
  15. Gelcoat

    User "How To" Section
    My boat is 24 yrs. old, the black and gray stripes started looking flat 3 yrs. ago. A little wax and all was good. Now wax won't shine em up , and the red gelcoat has a haze on it. Is there something i can use or should i call in a professional detailer to take care of it.
  16. Color matching gel-coat

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I have a large repair area on my hull that is ready for gelcoat (using a sprayer) the original color is light gray. I made numerus samples using white gelcoat with black tint but I can't seem to get a match! Is it possible that boat manufactures start off with neutual or clear gelcoat and then...
  17. Gelcoat, single stage, or base coat/clear coat

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I run a well known hot rod shop in Corona and we have our own in house paint shop and when it comes time I am looking at painting my Mandella. Now here is my problem/question, it's my "family" boat and I have 3 kids so I am worried about how well the clear will hold up to the abuse a 5,9,and...
  18. Mirror-like gelcoat finish

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Here are some recent pics we took of some heavily oxidized boats for a recent print article we consulted on.
  19. Questions on boat I just looked at... Oil and Gelcoat?

    PB Open Water
    Ok so as I continue my search for the perfect boat, I went and looked at one today and had a few questions... Hoping someone can help with insight or guidance. Most everything on the boat checks out, the gimbal is tight and seems good. The properller turns pretty freely, but was a bit tight...
  20. Any advice on how to fix this ( Gelcoat related)

    Jet Boats
    I posted this over in the fiberglass section , but maybee need a little more exposure. May be some of the gel gurus will see it here. I was just looking for some advice as to how i may go about fixing the bad spot on the gell. the whole gel scheme is done as a fade. If it were a solid color i...
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