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beachedwhale posted 05-11-2001 11:29 AM ET (US)   Profile for beachedwhale   Send Email to beachedwhale  
I have a 1968 Nauset that I am restoring and the interior aqua is is pretty good shape but I have some little chips and some screw holes I needed to patch. I found a great little gel coat patch kit that is color matched. It is from Spectrum Color (www.spectrumcolor.com) the kit number is F55-2211 and was about 16 bucks. 5 dollars shipping. Got it in two days. Their phone number is 800-754-5516. They claim to make all different colors for different BW's on their web site and also make gel coat respray/brush in quarts and gallons. Does anyone have any experience with the later product?
bigz posted 05-11-2001 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Thanks for the information though Spectrum has already been discussed numerous times and their information can be found in the OEM section if you expand the post back.
Yes numerous folks on this forum have had very good results including myself with both the paste kit and the gelcoat kit.

If you order the gelcoat ask them to add the wax additive, will enhance its ease of use. In addition, add the color blending kit because even though the gelcoat maybe the same formula as the original on your boat it probably won't match and you will have to do a little creative mixing to get a close match particularly for any topside dings.

Sounds like you have yourself a great Whaler there in the Nauset, good luck.

willyjoe1 posted 05-22-2001 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
i have some gelcoat bubble pop up on the non skid area,can i use this gel coat patch kit on the non-skid area, and do i need to sand it down ,with sand it down how can i bring this non-skid back, thanks
william
andygere posted 05-22-2001 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
The first two gel coat patch paste kits I ordered from Spectrum were great (one for the interior and another for the exterior of my '79 Montauk). The color matches were very close, and I was very pleased with the result. The third, an additional exterior kit, was nowhere close to matching. When I held the two jars next to each other, they appeared to be completely different colors, although the part number was the same. Anyone else have a similar experience? By the way, All kits were ordered direct and shipped very fast.
jimh posted 05-22-2001 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
To restore the non-skid molding, you would have to make a mold from an existing segment of the non-skid, apply new gelcoat, and use your mold to create the pattern.

To do this you will need to become familiar with molding techniques and resins, epoxies, gelcoat, etc.

If you are interested in this, start with the West System repair manual and read through it thoroughly.

willyjoe1 posted 05-23-2001 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
jimh,
i will buy this west system repair maneul to study it, i don't have any experience of that kind repair before, so i might not beable to do it myself, but i will try, thanks,

andygere,
you did a great job on your kayak, and want to ask you, you said "wet sand after each coating", i try to refinich the wood on my 13, i used palm grip sander to sand it after coating,it got hase and i have to put another stain on it, what's wrong i did? too much sanding, yes i didn't used wet sand thought, i used minwax gel stain and minwax clear shield, is this a problem? thanks
william

Tom W Clark posted 05-23-2001 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
willyjoe1,

You might check out these older threads:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000491.html

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000541.html

JDH posted 05-23-2001 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDH  Send Email to JDH     
Would making a jig to use a router or die grinder work to replicate the texture on the bottom?

My 1965 hull needs a lot of cosmetic work, and I am thinking of making all the repairs with the West system and then respraying gel-cote - how thin can it be sprayed? Will it fill in too much of my floor texture?

willyjoe1 posted 05-23-2001 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
TOM,
thanks to help me bring this up, i knew i saw this before, just can't find it agian, i think my old eyes gottin worse,
william

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