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Clam Hound posted 06-09-2002 04:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for Clam Hound   Send Email to Clam Hound  
I'm repainting my 13' '69 whaler hull, do I need to apply a gelcoat or just sand and spray?? Any suggestions on type of paint/gelcoat? Thanks.
dfmcintyre posted 06-10-2002 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Clam -

The paint vs gel issue appears from time to time here. Pros and cons on using either. Here it is in a nutshell:

Gel ends up thicker, so better in areas where wear, (think bottom up against a sand beach) is an issue. Downside is that it almost always has to be sanded, due to usually ending up drying into a nice orange peel. After sanding it needs to be buffed out.

Paint eliminates the sanding issue, for the most part, but it is thinner by nature.

Don

Clam Hound posted 06-10-2002 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clam Hound  Send Email to Clam Hound     
Thanks don.

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