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Old 07-27-2012
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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

Originally Posted by utchuckd View Post
Isn't the OP's point if re-doing with gelcoat will last the rest of your life, why isn't it worth the extra labor one time to do that, instead of repainting every so many years? More labor once then you're done vs. less labor more times. Does re-applied gelcoat last as long as original gelcoat?
If I was going to keep the boat for the rest of my life, yes, I might go the gel coat route. But who isn't looking at trading up every few years? Is the added investment in cost and labor going to pay off?
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