Do you need to strip the gel-coat to apply new?
Isn't gel-coat colored and sprayed on like a paint?
It has been years since I did fiberglass layups. But that was in reverse order. 1. mold, 2.mold release, 3. colored gel-coat, 4.polyesther-fiberglass, 5. remove from mold.
To repair gel-coat I think 1. clean, 2. repair cracks, 3. sand smooth, 4. spray colored gel-coat?, 5. buff to a beautiful finish? Am I missing something?
I understand using a urethane base paint on the bottom w/out a barrier in between will be trouble. Urethane absorbs moisture, so does polyester. H2O breaks down the resin/glass bonds in fiberglass and weakens the structure. Also might add a couple extra pounds.
Does any know roughly how much it might cost to have a 30' bottom gel-coated I called a place in G.R. R&K Finishing and he told me $500-$5000, and not to paint the bottom. That was a little to broad price range for me.
I'm going to call Mitcher T tomorrow and get some more input.
Raypanic beautiful boat.
And once again thanks for the input!