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Old 28 October 2005, 17:14   #11
Country: USA
Boat name: The Boot
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There are some boat refinishers that actually spray gelcoat onto the hull. I think they use an airless sprayer and thin the resin out with acetone I think. Its probably too much for an amateur job though. I've sprayed gelcoat before. After curing it still needs a ton of polishing to get a slight mirror gloss. It mostly comes out matte. And its messy and stinky.

Alot of boaters here in the USA use Awlgrip paint and paint the hull. As Nos4r2 says go read up on to find out more.

I'm going to be reinforcing the whole inside floor of my searider within the next year. I'm probably just going to pour a hotcoat with pigment(resin with wax addative) over the laminated fiberglass and let it settle out to a smooth even coat (As if thats going to happen).

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Old 29 October 2005, 04:00   #12
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
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Originally Posted by Biggles
Thanks for the replies so far.

For Rogue Wave its the outside mate.
It seems to me that you have a good surfac for Antifouling whih will save Time and effort and then leave less area to re gel/polish

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Old 29 October 2005, 13:33   #13
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Originally Posted by MadMat
You could, I've tried it, and I wouldn't again. As above, unless it's really shot, I'd rub down with 1200 and then T-cut & mop.
If it's beyond that, I'd look at international perfection, just done my transom in it.
Matt been having a good look at your transom this morning, really quite impressed with the finish you have achieved on DR, how was the paint applied ?
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Old 30 October 2005, 13:38   #14
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Cheers. It's just perfection undercoat & topcoat rollered on, rubber down & Polished. It's not as good as I wanted - really needed to finish with 2000 grit before polishing, but only had 1200 to hand. Will give it a final wax & polish, but hardly seems worth it with so many other bits needing doing first.
Perfection is ffkn hard stuff - makes gelcoat look like silly putty.

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