Originally Posted by minaret
Now you're getting serious! Sounds like you're removing all deck hardware. Are you shooting new gel? I'm doing quite a bit myself. Gel is so much better than paint
to me. Can't wait to see your shoot!
I wish I were shooting. We have to roll it and then sand.
I am using brushable gel coat and patch booster in the last coat. I am having a hard time getting it on thick enough, so I am attempting to do it in two stages, with sanding in between.
Stage one: I roll on 3 coats followed by a coat with the patch booster and then sand after a few days.
Stage two: Roll on another 4 coats (final w/patch) then heavy sand to 1000 and polish/wax.
All I know about gel coat is what I have read on the 'net and what the guy at fiberglass
coatings here in St. Petersburg told me. If you have any pointers I would love to hear them.
I like working with gel coat and I am not a great painter, so the ability to sand and buff out my mistakes
is appreciated. My last boat had a new all-over paint job when I acquired her, and every scratch on it killed me. Repairs
will now be a snap. I just wish that the the hull
was not painted over. I would love to gel coat there, too.