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Old 15 September 2016, 06:22   #1
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Gel coat

Has anybody ever used any of this gel coat for brush application before?

http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/p-2299-gelcoat-filler-international-orange-inc-catalyst.aspx

Just wondered if it looks any good once applied, and does the original gel coat need sanding before putting it on? Any idea how much id need for a 6.4m

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That's gelcoat filler, not gelcoat.
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That's gelcoat filler, not gelcoat.
Can you get gel coat to brush on?
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That's gelcoat filler, not gelcoat.
Or i guess i just got to repaint it? In the process of stripping the anti foul from the hull and the original orange is a bit scratched from where the previous owner sanded it down before applying the anti foul just want to get it back to how it was with that nice glossy finish
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How scratched? Re-gelcoating it would hide sanding/scratches. Look for flowcoat, not gelcoat. Gelcoat doesn't cure in contact with air.
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How scratched? Re-gelcoating it would hide sanding/scratches. Look for flowcoat, not gelcoat. Gelcoat doesn't cure in contact with air.
Just had a light sand by hand i think, until i reveal more cant quite tell
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How scratched? Re-gelcoating it would hide sanding/scratches. Look for flowcoat, not gelcoat. Gelcoat doesn't cure in contact with air.
Is flowcoat something you can apply by brushing on? What sort of preperation is involved before applying it?
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Some reading for you first so you know what you're looking at:-

Flowcoat/Gelcoat/Topcoat/Nonslip confusion

For prep before applying flowcoat, it'll need degreasing thoroughly and keying again. How you put it on is up to you, but my efforts using a brush have convinced me that other people's suggestion of using a gloss roller is going to be far better.

DO NOT mix up a lot of flowcoat at a time, it's a 2 part material and it heats up when curing and can start to smoke/pop in the mixing bucket. It doesn't take long to cure either.

Probably best to spend a while searching the archives as there's loads of useful tips there.
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Look on east coast videos ( boat wheel house) tell you about brushing gel coat finish and cure finishing with flow coat
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I'd be very very doubtful that someone who has no gel / flow experience can replicate the original polished finish...
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