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Air dry gel coat?
I have a few stress cracks and dings in the gelcoat on the cabintop and cockpit that I've been contemplating how to fix. The balance of the gelcoat is tired and chalky but I think I could buff it back to reasonably close to its original glory following Mainesail's compound and waxing tips.........I do want to fix the dings but I'd really rather not paint the topsides if I can avoid it.
One of the guys at the marina has done some nice work on his old Islander and he suggested using West system to repair the bad spots and using an air dry gelcoat for the finish.....he says in his experience not having to cover the gelcoat patches with plastic while it cures makes the process a bit simpler.
I'm curious if anyone else in the group has any experience with the air dry gel coat and would be willing to share their opinions on it?
S/V Everlasting Moon
1981 Endeavour 32
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