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View Poll Results: Is a new gel coat a good idea?
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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New Gel Coat

I'd like to get a fresh look my redoing the exterior color of the hull. Good or bad idea? Anyone done this before? Photos would be appreciated! Can you apply a new gel coat? Is that even possible?
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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Yes you can do it. There is a guy on the mastercraft project which is a group on Facebook. He had black sprayed on his S&S and spent countless hours sanding, buffing and polishing to a beautiful finish. There is not a big write up but there are progress pictures.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:02 PM
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^^^ what zs says...lot's of sanding... if your hull is in nice shape a wrap may be an easier alternative.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:54 PM
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Have you looked into getting a custom wrap done? Seems like that would be a less costly option and takes out some risk involved with a permanent choice of new gel coat. It can be done, and done well.

I just think there are better options...unless your boat is purple

Here's an interesting example of an update to modernize.
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