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Brian Jones

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Gelcoat Color
« on: September 17, 2011, 02:26:04 AM »
Time for (a bunch of) cosmetic repairs on my 1995 #28. I thought there was some information out there on a particular shade of gelcoat used on these older boats but perhaps it was on the old yahoo group. 

I am a rookie at gelcoat repair but after preparing the surface I hope to be able to trowel it on small nicks, building it up a little over the surface, and fair in the repair with sandpaper.  I understand that matching the color can be a challenge.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a matching brand of gelcoat/color?  Any tips or techniques?
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Gregg Henning

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Re: Gelcoat Color
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 06:16:25 PM »
Brian,

Matching Gelcoat is a very difficult job.  Best to find a professional for this.  I have had mine redone and it came out great. 

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Re: Gelcoat Color
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 04:26:24 PM »
I understand that color matching will be required -- I know an artist I can defer to.  It may not be an issue to try and match the original brand as it has seen a lot of UV over the years.  Its hard to believe the boat is over 15 years old now!
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Re: Gelcoat Color
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 05:27:51 PM »
Brian I know exactly how you feel!