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Colored Gel Coats dry to a hard sand-able finish. No wax paper, or special tools needed since it contains wax and dries with exposure to air. Includes MEKP hardener.
Available in a variety of colors that are designed to match the basic Awlgrip colors. A rough approximation is shown in the dropdown menu when you select a particular part#.
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Mixing Instructions: The gelcoat you are buying is an Isophthalic, NPG gelcoat with wax additive for an air dry post applied application. Mixing instruction depends on the temperature and preferable dry times. The higher percentage of catalyst the faster it will dry. Air and surface temperature will also affect the drying of the gelcoat. The colder the air temperature, the higher the percentage of catalyst you should use. Do not go below 1/2% or above 2%.
If using wood mixing stick, place stick in resin before adding catalyst so wood doesn't absorb catalyst
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I used Awlgrip paint on a repair. I want to go back with gelcoat. Can I sand the awlgrip and apply over the epoxy paint?
Normally you could apply Awlgrip over primed gel coat. Usually gel coat should go over other polyester resin or gel coat for good adhesion. I wouldn't recommend putting gel coat over awlgrip.
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Can this gelcoat be used on top of fiberglass with epoxy, or is it intended for fiberglass with polyester resin?
No it cannot be used over epoxy. I messed up and used 2-part epoxy fillersto fill small voids and smoothing out the bottom and polyester gelcoat willnot sure over these areas. I have tried all the tips and tricks and wasnot successful. I will probably try epoxy resin gelcoat with tint to coatmy boat.
I have used it to fill in deep scratches on two golf carts I have at work. I hope this helps.
These gelcoats can be used on top of epoxy as well as polyester resins for cosmetic repairs, but it must be properly and thoroughly cured. We have found that for larger scale work than small cosmetic repairs, using an epoxy barrier coat or tie coat before gel coating improves the adhesion.
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The gelcoat on my foredeck and cockpit has numerous small cracks and crazing that I would like to repair. Can I use this product to fill in the cracks after I have ground out and cleaned the surface? I do not want to spray the product on, but rather spread or dispense it with a small syringe into the cleaned surface to seal out moisture.
Yes you could, no need to seal out moisture as it air drys. Ad heat from heat gun to speed up process. Good solid product!
In short, this product can work for you, but you may prefer non-waxed gelcoat, depending upon your repair approach. If you plan to address each crack individually, each crack can be ground out and cleaned. The air-dry gelcoat can be applied to the crack using a wooden mixing (Popsicle) stick. A stick is easier and cheaper to use than a syringe. If the gelcoat color doesn't match your existing gelcoat, the repairs may be more visible than you would like. If you plan to grind out and clean all the cracks, and then apply a new gelcoat layer over the surface, this product can be used, but you may prefer a non-waxed gelcoat. Regardless of whether you use this product or a non-waxed gelcoat for this approach, I would recommend filling the cracks before you apply the new gelcoat layer over the entire surface, otherwise you will likely have low places where the cracks were ground out. I used this product to refurbish the non-skid in our sailboat's cockpit, an area about 2 feet by 4 feet. My larger plan was to use it for the entire non-skid area on our decks, and this was a limited area where I could try the approach. After removing the steering pedestal, scrubbing with Interlux 202 solvent, grinding/cleaning/filling a few dings, and abrading the surface as best I could, I cleaned the surface with acetone and then applied this gelcoat. I tried a small roller and I tried brushing it on, but had the best result stippling the gelcoat with a brush; that helped get it into the texture of the nonskid. Unfortunately, I needed a second coat and, after that found that I hadn't covered one area heavily enough, so had to add more there. With this air-dry product, I had to again dewax (with 202 solvent) and abrade the surface before each additional coat of gelcoat. I have since completed our cabin top using a non-waxed gelcoat and I much preferred the non-waxed version because I could add additional coats as needed without waiting for the previous coat to cure, and then dewaxing/abrading. I still have to do the side decks and will be using non-waxed gelcoat for that.
You can V out the spider cracks and crazing with a dremmel or similar tool, and fill them with gelcoat, but depending on the root cause of the cracks, it may only be a temporary cosmetic repair.
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Does this gel-coat come with out wax? the Oyster white is a real;y close match but I am mixing in Duratec and no need for the wax in the gel coat
Hi! We are able to get most colored gelcoats without wax as well. Oyster White without wax is regularly in stock here.
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WHERE DO I LOCATE THE COLOR CHART FOR YOUR"COLORED GELCOATS?? THANK YOU,PATRICK
Look at the Awlgrip color chart, they match those colors.
Can i get a color swag sample to see if I can match up on my boats before I buy?
The colors are close to the standard Awlgrip colors. You could call to have a color card mailed to you.
The colored gelcoats match the Awlgrip color pallet. Still, I'd order the necessary tints to go along with your order to get the best match. Oyster white was the closest match for my Dolphin 24, but I got yellow, brown and white tints to fine tune the match for my application.
Can you lay up multiple coats without sanding between apps. or do you have to let cure,sand clean before nextapplication.1st time gel coating?
Thanks Rosalind much appreciated this helps a lot and answers my question.Have a Great Day.Ray
If the gel coat is set then you must wait for it to cure, sand and clean before next application. It usually sets fairly quickly so it's not like you have to wait a long time.
I am currently refurbishing a forest green canoe , my question would be is what do I need to do to paint a different color or even two tone ?
This is gelcoat which is used to fill and repair scratches in existing color. If you are repainting then I don't know if this is the best way to go. I'm just a boat owner and have never repainted a boat so I don't know the right answer.
Ask the tec at Jamestown
Josh,Gelcoat may not be the best product for your project. I'd suggest looking at 1 part or 2 part epoxy paints. Mask between colors with a good quality tape for the two tone paint scheme you desire.
do you have a color chart?
thanks Mike I will ask Jamestown for a color chart totim
The colored gel coats at Jamestown match the Awlgrip color chart. I got one from Jamestown several years ago. Still, I'd plan on getting tints ( the small tubes of colorant: yellow, brown, white, red or blue) adjacent to the color you're trying to match for fine tuning. Adjust the tint on a small amount of uncatalized gelcoat, put a dab near the area you're trying to match and wipe it off and readjust if you're not happy with the color. Keep track of how many drops of tint you add so you can replicate in in a larger batch if necessary.
My 1986 Catalina 22 was scratched numerous times near the starboard stern. There was a nail extending through the rubrail of a dock where I had it tied. None of the scratches went all the way through to the base fiberglass. but I have a scratched up area about a foot long and a foot high. Will this gelcoat fill those scratches or do I need to apply some kind of filler first and sand the hull smooth before applying?
If the scratches aren't too deep, you can sand the entire area to blend fair, clean and dewax, then use a preval sprayer to touch up the entire area. You may need several coats to cover and with air dry gel coat, you'll need to lightly sand between coats. You'll want to order styrene as a thinner for spraying, acetone as a cleaner and white, yellow and brown gel coat coloring agents to fine tune the color match to your boat. ( due to fading, older boats are no longer an exact match to the original factory colors. Adjust the colors to un-catalyzed gel coat, put a dab on your boat and check for color match. If not right, wipe off with acetone, adjust the color and try again. 1 or 2 drops of coloring agents make a big difference. Good luck!
If they're deep grooves it'll fill them like putty if you apply it correctly (which is not easy) but will hardly be noticeable if you get the color match correct. If they're shallow try sanding them out and buffing (step 4 only). 1. sand the scratches (inside the grooves only) with 320 grit so the GC will adhere.2. mix/apply GC like putty filling all sanded grooves.3. allow GC to cure4. block wet-sand smooth and polish taking care not to sand through the existing GC (320 grit --> 500 grit --> 1000 grit --> 1500 grit --> compound / buff)
Cover new built rudder made from fiberglass over foam
Ct and Newfoundland Ca
I will be buying this again soon with this boat restoration
This was my first time using Gelcoat. This was not a traditional gelcoat in a mold project. I was replacing the floor of my Xpress. I did have a learning curve to overcome as for Getcoat curing. Figured it out & results were great.
Had done some major repairs to my old fiberglass dinghy. Brush applied this gelcoat to the interior of the dinghy. Cured hard everywhere, looks great. Should last far longer than paint.
I have purchased this item several times, always works well.
Has always preformed well for me. I use it a lot on touch ups as my base color, a little picky on mix but is good.
The Boat Dr.
I have an old fiberglass canoe. We did an excellent repair, sand, prep job on it and used this is claret red on the canoe. It is a pretty color BUT CLEAR and you can see all the repairs under it and any imperfections.Even after a few coats. SO if you have a perfect boat and want to reseal it with this I am sure it is great, but not for an old boat with lots of repairs etc. unless you paint fist with an opaque paint and then use this stuff over it and I have no idea what it would adhere to.
Jury is still out on this.
Chose this product for color match and easy of use. I still needed to adjust the color (not surprising). Was disappointed with the lack of information regarding mixing small batches (a few ounces rather then quart or gallon). Found drying/hardening times very wide ranging and sporadic.
Great Gel Coat, Close Color Match
Great Product, Price Was right
Piotr Czajkowski (Thistle 3510)
Clifton Park Ny
Very thin, took 3 coats to hide. The worst.
Used to recoat floor, worst stuff I ever used
product was very easy to use, color match wasnearly perfect just wanted to cover up somedocking scars
Great product ready to mix and apply. Wish it was in a container that was easier to pour from especially when mixing 1 pint at a time. Otherwise great!