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Old 04 June 2012, 09:38   #1
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Matching Pigments

Sirs,

I have recenlty repaired some chips in the gelcoat using Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler. After about twelve months they have gone yellow, polishing would sort this, but is there a better recommendation to start with?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06 June 2012, 13:42   #2
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Plastic padding gelcoat filler is really just an easily available, easy to use quick fix.

Best way is to purchase a small amount of white gelcoat , add wax solution & thickener (if required), and apply.

Alternatively buy white flowcoat (this has the wax in already) Wax makes the gelcoat cure on the outside - or it will always remain slightly tacky.

This should not yellow like PP does.




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Old 07 June 2012, 04:58   #3
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Thankyou.

If PP is turning too yellow over time, which of these would you choose?
Polyester Flowcoat
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Have been recommended 'Super White'. To obtain order 'Pure White' and add Sooppa White to the order form. Is this going to far the other way?
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Old 10 June 2012, 16:38   #5
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Hi, Best way would be to speak to the manufacturer of your boat and find out what colour (and manufacturer ) they used. Also remmeber the colour charts online are not as good as seeing the colour on a paper chart or in the tin. We use Llewelen Ryeland gelcoats and the online colour chart is quite different to the paper one.

Sorry to make things more complicated !
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Thanks Nev, report pending....
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