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Old 09-03-2009, 12:15   #1
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gelcoat color match

Our Prout is an "off white" sorta egg shell. A huge number of boats are. Question is what colors to add to white gelcoat to arrive a egg shell white? We understand you keep adding color very slowly and testing the color on the hull/deck but do we add red or black or yellow or brown or ??? Shudda been an art major.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:32   #2
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There are gel coat kits on the market that have the necessary color pigments included. They also have a guideline of how to mix colors to match your gel coat.
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RAYPLEX - Products Here is a link to Raplex's color mathing system, will allow you to take the guesswork out of gelcoat matching. Good luck with your project
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Good to see you are still around Capt Fred, hope all is well.

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Thanks Chris, all is well here....how about you?? Have seen your car at Babes????
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Mini-Craft of Florida, Inc. has gelcoat matching for most production boats. lots of neat stuff too. Although I've not bought anything from them.
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Things are good Fred, couple of good projects for new customers
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I used the DVD's from Bennet Marine to learn cosmetic gelcoat repair along with color matching. The link shows a 3 DVD set on cosmetic gelcoat and fiberglass repair but the third volume is redundant. One can buy individual volumes as well.

Fiberglass Repair - Bennett Marine Video

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www.spectrumcolor.com out of Auburn Wash. If you decide to buy, they
have many manufacturers colors on file. Check there site. They did not have mine a few years back...My hull is beige...I sent them my anchor locker cover to match...which they did!
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We were hoping to hear from someone that had actually matched an eggshell color and remembered what pigments they used. Google offers up a ton of commercial matching services. We were trying to avoid throwing a bunch of $ at this as it is a small repair.
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