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post #4 of Old 10-28-2007
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My understanding is that most paints like Awlgrip/Imron get applied over the existing gelcoat (after prepping the surface). This situation sounds different -- the bond between the gelcot and the epoxy laminate seems to have failed. I don't think I'd spend the money to fair and repaint with awlgrip until I had a better understanding of why the gelcoat is peeling off. If you have to completely remove all the gelcoat before painting, I think the per-foot dollar figure mentioned above could be quite a bit higher.
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