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Waxed vs unwaxed gel coat
Hi All, I am trying to repair some large gel coat chips. These chips resulted from tearing a window frame off the boat. In some cases they are larger than the frame will cover when replaced.
After the repair is complete, I'll need to get an adhesive to stick to it.
I see gel coat comes in two kinds, waxed and unwaxed, the difference being that the waxed will cure without spraying PVA on to it. My thinking is that either way, I need to clean the area with acetone or MEK after cure and then wipe that clean. Then I need to sand it.
But, with the waxed, will there be any wax inside the gel that will remain and cause problems for the adhesive?