Soak a soft,clean cloth in Marine Polytrol and wipe onto the gelcoat,remembering to wipe off the excess liquid as quickly as possible. (Failure to do so may result in a patchy and uneven appearance). Gently shine the gelcoat with a lint-free cloth to achieve a superior sheen.
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How do you repair gelcoat?
Wax gelcoat is the best option to repair gelcoat because it will cure in the air without any additional components needed. 2 Mix the new gelcoat according to the manufacturer鈥檚 instructions. Pour the amounts of each part recommended by the manufacturer into a plastic or paper disposable cup.
Why won鈥檛 my gelcoat cure?
If the measurement is off even slightly, the gelcoat could start to harden but not cure completely, leaving a tacky, non-sandable surface. Too much catalyst 鈥?It is also possible to add too much catalyst (over catalyzing) to the mixture. This will cause the gelcoat to start curing in the can or while you are applying the gelcoat.
How do you match gelcoat to resin?
There are kits from companies such as Evercoat with pigments to add to the resin for a match. If you have a sample, you can match a gallon of gelcoat from Rayplex Composites (fibreglass.com). Clean up the edges where the gelcoat was damaged.
How long does it take for gel coat to cure?
For typical gel coat chips wait around 30mins for the filler to cure before attempting to sand the surface down. When you do, the grades to use are 120, 320 and then 800. Use a block when sanding to make sure that the surface is even and that you don鈥檛 introduce a hollow. Taking liquid gelcoat the first stage is to match the colour.