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70_Katama posted 10-16-2001 03:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for 70_Katama   Send Email to 70_Katama  
Has anyone used any of thier products?

David Ratusnik posted 10-16-2001 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
70--I had an outstanding experience with Min coat Desert Tan on my 22' 86 Outrage. I touched up approx 6 spots, one about the size of a quarter at the bow where the previous owner had a minor accident. The color was a wonderful match. While the company indicated it would take a couple days to provide product it was more like a week due to a "staffing" problem in their shipping department. The coat is easy to work with for an all thumbs guy like me.
70_Katama posted 10-16-2001 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for 70_Katama  Send Email to 70_Katama     
Thanks Dave

I'm going to redo my deck. I'm not sure to go with this or the 2 part expoxy paint. I never used either.

paid4 posted 10-16-2001 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for paid4  Send Email to paid4     
Kat- I need to do the same thing to mine (inner hull that is) How bad is yours as far as holes, cracks, etc. Mine will take a major miracle to restore and I was wondering what shape your hull was in... have you done any gel coat before? jack
70_Katama posted 10-16-2001 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for 70_Katama  Send Email to 70_Katama     
This will be my first time.
Normal amount of cracks and chips in the coat.
If I take my time, read the instructions and do the prep work correctly, It will look nice. I removed al the hardware, drilled out the holes and plugged with mahagony and sealed with epoxy. Once I get the console out and the motor off the fun begins.
I ordered a new drain tube and a 3 part black rub rail today from my local dealer.
Wayneman posted 10-22-2001 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Hello Guys. I need to also re-do the interior of my 1964 nauset 17. The boyscouts and the sun have turned the blue gelcoat into a chipped faded mess and it knaws at me. Where is the best place to get a closely
matching gel or paint? Does it have to be a
pain to apply? Thx, Wayneman
montaukmax posted 10-23-2001 12:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for montaukmax  Send Email to montaukmax     
While I have seen many topics about gelcoat repairs in this forum, most covered hole repair, cracks, hardware mounting, etc. Seems like several of you (70_Katama, Paid4, Wayneman, and Soho -- see are all talking about refinishing the entire interior of your boats.

It sure would be interesting to keep an ongoing thread alive with your progress and methods. Maybe the topic should be more descriptive...

The 74 Montauk I just bought is going to need similar treatment and, while I've done small repairs, the thought of re-doing the whole thing is daunting. I am sure there are many others who would be interested!

Some immediate questions that arise:
How are you dealing with the non-skid issue?
What products have you selected?
How are you planning on protecting the gel coat from air so it will cure?

With half a dozen contributors, I bet the information could be enough to make another reference article...

Looking forward to hearing of your progress and being inspired by your success,

-- Montaukmax

waagdiver posted 10-25-2001 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for waagdiver  Send Email to waagdiver     
I too am beginning a restoration process, including a complete restoration of the hull, including a major hull repair, repaint (gelcoat or ?) of the bottom and the top of the hull. I think we have pretty much settled on rhinoliner for the horizontal surfaces, as the work to refinish the top of the boat would be overwhelming otherwise. For the top surfaces, all we have to do is patch the holes, sand with rough grit sandpaper and let the fun begin! Boat: 1978 19' Outrage lo-profile.
Samars posted 10-25-2001 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

I am interested in how the Rinoliner works...I will be doing the same on only the non-skid surface. let me know how it turns out.

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