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#12324475 - 07/05/17 07:56 AM Gel Coat cooked
tricky Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 701
Loc: little elm texas
Guys I have a 2001 ZX200. I haven't taken as good care of it as I should have over the years and the Gel coat is basically gone. I am thinking of spraying it with an Automotive clear coat paint. Your thoughts?

#12324641 - 07/05/17 09:43 AM Re: Gel Coat cooked [Re: tricky]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5678
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Nope, don't do it.
Auto clear, regardless of which one might possibly last a year before it flakes.
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

#12326231 - 07/06/17 12:53 AM Re: Gel Coat cooked [Re: tricky]
Curtbass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1412
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Big mistake. Don't do it.
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#12326324 - 07/06/17 07:25 AM Re: Gel Coat cooked [Re: tricky]
BODA Offline

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 329
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
your gel isn't gone, its just under a layer of oxidation, you can probably take it to a professional and they can compound and buff it and make it look less bad

#12326329 - 07/06/17 07:30 AM Re: Gel Coat cooked [Re: tricky]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2723
Loc: Austin, Tx
Once gelcoat begins to oxidize, it's starting to "die". it can be buffed but it will continue to oxidize.
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