How to Apply Gelcoat?

Answer Applying gelcoat to your boat's surface will protect it from nicks and gouges if it scrapes up against the dock, a piling, another boat or anything else that can cause it to leak or crack. Applying... Read More »

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How do I apply gelcoat to a boat?

Add the CatalystGelcoat is a polyester resin. The catalyst used as a hardener is methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP). The proper mixture varies between manufacturers, but falls between 1 or 2 perce... Read More »

How to Apply Rain X Gelcoat?

Rain-X has several car cleaning and detailing products on the market. Although they do not have a product named "Rain X Gelcoat," they do have a gel product called "Rain-X Bug & Tar Pre-wash Gel." ... Read More »

When to Apply a Second Coat of Gelcoat?

Gelcoat is a polyester-resin based top coat added to fiberglass construction to seal and add color. Gelcoat is mixed in the same manner as epoxies--gelcoat plus hardener--and must be applied quickl... Read More »

How to Use Gelcoat With Wax?

Gelcoat covers the outside of boats and recreational vehicles. The glossy coating is made from hard polyester resin applied over fiberglass. It protects the fiberglass and provides a smooth, shiny ... Read More »