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Old 07 September 2007, 12:13   #1
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colouring gelcoat filler

If I wanted to colour some white gelcoat filler so it was less obviously a repair and looked vaguely like the right colour, can it be done with "some sort of " pigment?

My father is coming back in a couple of weeks so I was going to ask him to have a look around some chandlerys but all I have seen on the websites is the white Plastic Padding stuff, so I wondered if there was a way of turning it some sort of orange... can you pigment it before you apply it or is this a waste of time? I tried to get some colour matched stuff from Humber a while ago and they said they couldn't send it due to hazardous goods regulations but Dad might accidentally forget about all that HSE crap when he is packing

Anything will be better than the filler I have at the moment which is great stuff but is dark green (oops wonder where that came from then ) and the repairs are "a bit obvious" to say the least

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Old 07 September 2007, 14:46   #2
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Have a look here mate.
Think you could mix the white gel coat filler with the orange or tangerine to get a close match.

http://www.sailboats.co.uk/category....64&startpage=1

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I'll be orange from the British Standard colours. Most any resin suppliers will have it. If you aren't having any luck, I'm sure I can organise to send you some orange pigm....makeup.
However, it'll be very pastel cos you've already got white pigment in the filler you have. Do the forces guys have orange boats cos you'll not even need a bottle top full.
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Old 08 September 2007, 11:27   #4
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No the P22s here are all battleship grey to match the mother ship

I'll ask Dad to look in some chandlers anyway, failing that I might try and order some from that website to be sent to him before he comes back

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