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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?
The gelcoat I referred to is not air inhibited and it didn't cost any more than regular gelcoat. It is handled and sprayed just like usual - thinned with acetone etc. You can even use those disposable Preval sprayers for touch up purposes.
I think the problem with it is what has been said in this thread - most people think it's only good when sprayed into a mould before laminating, otherwise it's too much work.
2 part polys have attained the image of being the only way to go and it has become conventional wisdom as a result.
That isn't true.
What IS true is that it is damn tough for an amateur to get decent results spraying a large surface with gelcoat, there is no way to get acceptable results with rolling/tipping gelcoat without doing a ton of sanding, and many yards will not let you spray gelcoat on site.
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