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Is Gel Coating in stages OK?
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posted 07-09-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)
I'm re-gelcoating my 1964 whaler in my garage and it's a little cramped. I can only easily get to one side at a time
http://www.pbcjga.org/pictures/fullboatupsidedown.jpg is applying the gel-coat (gonn order form spectrum colors) in stages, i.e. the side, then the back then the top a problem?
The pervious mount of the engine http://www.pbcjga.org/pictures/CUbackdamage.jpg caused some damage to the fiberglass. It wasn't bolted on or anything which is what I believe caused it but neither was the previous engine without that much damage. How many bolts should I use to attach it and should I use some kind of plate because of a square engine on a roundish mount section?
all project pictures
posted 07-10-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)
That should be fine as long as all the gelcoat comes from the same can. This way the color is consistent. Its also important to have a clean break between areas. Do not spread thin overlaps since these areas will be brittle. The "seams" should be as thick as the middle areas.
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