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#11504065 - 03/27/16 11:14 AM Is gelcoating a DIY endeavour?
Austintatious Offline
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Registered: 03/09/09
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Hey everyone...

I have a 19' alum CC fishing boat that I restored and after 6 years she is beaten down a bit and at some point late this summer or fall I plan on giving a facelift.

The Center console needs to be re finished and I do not want to go with paint. I want to do a new gelcoat.

Is this a project that one can do themselves and get a good result, or should I start looking for a pro to do it?

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#11523820 - 04/05/16 05:02 PM Re: Is gelcoating a DIY endeavour? [Re: Austintatious]
leanin post Offline
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Gelcoat is a super thick resin type paint that dries flexible and can be polished to a gloss.
its easy, mix the hardener with the paint, roll it on, brush it on, whatever, let dry, sand, repeat.
keep this process up until you have the desired coverage. buy PLENTY THROW AWAY ROLLERs, PAINTBRUSHES, PLASTIC BOWLS, RUBBER LATEX GLOVES, AND SAND PAPER.
It is like working with fiberglass, just colored. It dries slower too.
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#11528209 - 04/07/16 05:46 PM Re: Is gelcoating a DIY endeavour? [Re: Austintatious]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Originally Posted By: Austintatious
Hey everyone...

I have a 19' alum CC fishing boat that I restored and after 6 years she is beaten down a bit and at some point late this summer or fall I plan on giving a facelift.

The Center console needs to be re finished and I do not want to go with paint. I want to do a new gelcoat.

Is this a project that one can do themselves and get a good result, or should I start looking for a pro to do it?


Don't discount the marine paints. They are very durable and applied to a properly prepared surface will last for years. I painted a sailboat deck with Interlux Interthane two-Part paint and it held up to 10 years of heavy uses. The new paints are easily applied with a roller or spray gun.
The commercial paints like Awlgrip and Imron are very good.


Edited by Bob Landry (04/07/16 05:48 PM)
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