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Old 05-07-2010, 08:30 AM
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Nice Job. You confirmed my belief of using a urethane on top of gel coat.

Shadetree tip: I have had results equally as good with clear urethane from Minwax out of a can and if you roll it (yes, roll it) in thin enough coats with a soft sponge roller you will achieve the same effect without over spray and masking. It works for a quick fix and will enhance the metal flake as good as spraying it on. As you can see in my signature photo that is what my gel coat looked like before I did the clear.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:32 PM
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do you have to wax over the urethane?? I think this is what I might do....
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:50 AM
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Urethane clear is what's used on vehicles. It's pretty durable, and doesn't need waxing nearly as often as gelcoat if at all. I think the wax adds just a bit more gloss, probably more so after 10 years... it makes the water bead up, and may protect it from lake scum.
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:02 AM
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Is this the same clearcoat you can buy at autoparts stores in a spray can...
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:42 PM
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looks good
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:48 AM
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Man, I am in the process of wet sanding my boat right now. It looks really similar to the pics you posted on top but the gel coat is in really good shape other wise. I am hoping that after sanding, polishing, and waxing that it is able to look as good as what you were able to get... If not, I might have to go the route you did. Looks great!
Here's a couple of pics of mine since it has been redone...







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Old 05-20-2010, 02:09 PM
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Outstanding! Definitely partial to the blue metal flake.......
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:38 PM
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Man, that boat is beautiful!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:41 PM
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Thanks Guys!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:16 PM
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Awesome job! I'll be tackling mine soon. No metal flake on mine.
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