Originally Posted by Exile
I take it from your earlier comments that you'd opt for the Preval sprayer vs. brushing if doing again? Was all the (wet) sanding done by hand? I'm trying to find the time and muster the courage to attempt a large vertical section on my cabin
I imagine one day you'll appreciate all of the before & after photos that you've shared with us. Or maybe you'll wanna forget!
Nice looking job on the many rounded edges, btw.
I would probably do what Minaret suggested and get a decent spray gun and rent a compressor
. If I were repairing a smaller area I would use a Preval sprayer.
Yes, all of the wet sanding was done by hand. It was a huge pain. The cockpit area was far worse than expected. So many corners, edges and other hard to sand areas. The big flat areas were pretty easy. I purchased a Durablock kit and went to town.
I would say the gel coat application and sanding is pretty straight forward. I could see color matching to be a whole different story though. My glass shop has all kinds of tint kits, so I am sure it could be possible. Might just take a while to get it right. I am glad that we had to do the whole boat, so no color matching, and now everything is bright white.
Before and after: