2 Part Polyurethane Vs. Gelcoat

Discussion in 'Materials' started by IMPROP, May 30, 2006.

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    IMPROP New Member

    Does Anyone Have Any Opinions Regarding The Following Issue.

    I Have Just Completed Substantial Hull Repair On My Boat After A Jet Ski Hit The Side. Needless To Say, There Was Quite A Bit Of Epoxy Repair Needed To Fix. I Am To A Point Now That I Must Make A Decision About Painting Myself Or Having Someone Else Do Professionally. My Boat Is Yamaha, (2 Jet Boat) Ls2000. The Hull Is Done In Gelcoating.

    I Have Purchased A 2 Part Paint To Try To Match Color. Now I Found A Pretty Good Match From Interlux Perfection, 2 Part Paint. I Was Concerned That If I Just Paint The Repair Would The Gloss Of This Paint Not Match The Gelcoat Color? Should I Use A Flattening Agent?
    Or Could Gelcoat Be Done On Just The Repaired Area.

    I Spoke To The Yamaha Dealer And They Can Do The Gelcoat Repair Work That I Need Done.

    Anyone Have Any Takes On 2 Part Poly Paint, Or Should I Just Bite The Bullet And Do The Gelcoating. Is There Any Advice To Painting That Would Help. Sorry For Long Post, Lots Of Questions.

    Thanks For Any Advice, Improp
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    If the repair was done with epoxy, then gel coat really isn't an option, gel coat won't bond well to epoxy. While you can get a fairly good match with paint in the begining, gel coat and paint will weather and age at a different rate, so after a while the repair will stand out. Can the repaired area be part of a new paint scheme? If so, then you can use the two part paint and not worry about a good match or weathering.
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