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Old 07 July 2011, 01:45   #1
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Gel coat match for Tornado orange?

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Anyone able to recommend a gel coat repair kit that matches standard Tornado orange please? I know you can get those mix-it-yourself packs of different colour pigments but but nice to find a ready-prepared version to avoid the trial and error faffing about.....
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Old 07 July 2011, 04:16   #2
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The problem is the colour fades, hows old is the tornado? Mine is 2003 and its verrry different from the new colour.

I believe the shade was "International Orange" when it was built though.

http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u...al-orange.aspx
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Old 01 July 2012, 12:53   #3
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Anyone able to recommend a gel coat repair kit that matches standard Tornado orange please? I know you can get those mix-it-yourself packs of different colour pigments but but nice to find a ready-prepared version to avoid the trial and error faffing about.....
Thanks!
I used "international orange" pigment available on eBay mixed with flowcoat (gelcoat mixed with wax in styrene). No faff at all to prepare in small quantities- one small pot of pigment tipped into a 1 litre bottle of flowcoat, give it a GOOD shake and off you go. The colour doesn't really depend too much on the concentration of pigment; the biggest factor in colour match is ageing and sun bleaching.
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The problem is the colour fades,
Agreed .. just go for broke .. do repairs, and repaint, especially if youve a batch of dings to repair
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