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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Which is the average amateur DIyer more likely to produce, an acceptable roll and tipped paint finish, or a "well-sprayed out re-gelcoated hull"?

Draw a Venn diagram, with one circle being "How many yards are comfortable with amateurs spraying gelcoat on site," a second "How many amateurs have to tools to do the job? " and the third circle "How many amateur DIYers have the ability to do the job well?"

I hypothesize that you will not get the circles to intersect.
Just for giggles, here's a fourth circle- "How many boat owners would be pleased about an amateur spraying gelcoat beside their boat?"

THAT is why paint is popular among the great unwashed.
None of that matters to Rich's question. If I had the choice when comparing side-by-side and they looked comparable...gelcoat. No doubt.

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