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Old 02-03-2006, 11:25 PM
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Default Paint over gel coat?

I have a 28ft Eliminator and are pondering a facelift.

Is new gel coat even possible or too much work?

Or is painting a boat this size a better alternative?

Will the paint really last or am I just kidding myself?
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:55 AM
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A quality Imron job will last for years.
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I have a 28ft Eliminator and are pondering a facelift.

Is new gel coat even possible or too much work?

Or is painting a boat this size a better alternative?

Will the paint really last or am I just kidding myself?
Gelcoat is possible but it IS a lot of work. Painting is probably the best way to go.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:49 PM
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Agree with FX that a quality Imron job will last. They only concern is that paint is significantly thinner than gel so be careful if you ever do any compound/wet sanding when detailing.
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how about paint to touch up a scratch that is above the waterline of gelcoat?
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Paint over gel coat?

Not a big fan of that...if it is minor hairline type scratched you can get some Evercoat Gel Coat Scratch Patch. If you are adventerous or have bigger scratches.gouges you can use a Match n Patch (gel past with color pigments).

Concern on using paint to touch up scratches in the gel would be adhesion of the paint.
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