Adding pigments to gelcoat

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Dan H, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Dan H
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    Dan H Junior Member

    What is the best way to add pigments to the gelcoat. I don't mean for color match, I mean how to do it to reduce the mess. What is the best way to get the pigment from the container to the gelcoat without getting it all over everything? What a mess.
     
  2. fasteddy106
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    fasteddy106 Junior Member

    How are you attempting to do it now that is making such a mess????
     
  3. HakimKlunker
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    HakimKlunker Andreas der Juengere

    See a doctor to cure your Parkinson :D,
    see a pharmacist to buy some 50 ml syringes.
    Use latex gloves.
    Good luck :)
     
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Yous spill it all over the place? your lucky, I cant get the lid off.
     
  5. Itchy&Scratchy
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    Itchy&Scratchy Senior Member

    Ha Ha Ha :D
     
  6. fasteddy106
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    fasteddy106 Junior Member

    You guys are not being helpful, where's the love?
     

  7. HakimKlunker
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    HakimKlunker Andreas der Juengere

    Hey - I meant it serious: A syringe can dose your pigments very accurate and your fingers don't get in touch with it. When you wipe it off outside, you have the most clean tool. Only the scale printing may vanish. You can prevent it by taping over (even through regular masking tape you still see the marks). Most of us share similar messy experience, this is why we 'welcomed you to the club'.
    Was this positive enough now? :)
     
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