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cinco de whaler posted 01-08-2002 06:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for cinco de whaler   Send Email to cinco de whaler  
I recently asked suggestions in a post about re-painting my 22' Outrage and it brought up a good point. Peel Away is paying to have my hull re-painted and Whaler gave me a price of doing it but I'm not sure if that was for re-painting or re-gel coating and I'm not sure if I know the difference. Can someone explain the process of re-gel coating vs re-painting.
Sinclair7 posted 01-09-2002 12:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sinclair7  Send Email to Sinclair7     
Just qurious. What did the peelaway do to your hull?
JFM posted 01-09-2002 01:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Gel coat is much thicker and harder to apply than paint. In almost all cases boats were gel coated over glass. They way boats are built with glass the thicker gel coat fills in the voids left by glass especially if it's hand layed glass. This is not true with cars, glass cars are pressed in a mold with thin glass and are painted and coated with clear coat. Hope this helps. Regards, Jay
cinco de whaler posted 01-09-2002 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for cinco de whaler  Send Email to cinco de whaler     
Peel away ate through the gel coat in several places. Read my previous post about re-painting.

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