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oldschool84
07-21-2006, 10:44 AM
OK, The 84 S&S is in the shop and none of the gelcoat manf. have the blue color that my boat is and my boat is ready for gel!!!!:mad: :mad: ANY IDEAS PLEASE POST OR PM ME. As far as the rest of the restoration project all is done except the System witch i'll wait till winter now to do.

Brn85ss
07-21-2006, 11:06 AM
If the shop you took your boat to for the gel work knows their stuff your better off having them color match the gel anyway.

oldschool84
07-21-2006, 11:08 AM
If the shop you took your boat to for the gel work knows their stuff your better off having them color match the gel anyway.
Thats what im hearing through a bunch of phone calls to different MC dealers. Thanks for your input:D

east tx skier
07-21-2006, 11:12 AM
Why is that? Is there variance in gel coat batches??

Brn85ss
07-21-2006, 11:20 AM
The gel on the older boats fades enough that the colors are so far from matching, that it's better to have the gel guy just whip up his own mix.Plus you won't have to buy a larger quantity than you need. I'm no expert on this I just found out the hard way last year.