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    PAINT HELP PLEASE

    to all the paint guys out there...how well does paint stick to gel coat?

    for example; lets say i had a fiberglass item that was in great condition. it has a nice colored gel coat finish. i want to spray it with clear to get more gloss. do i just wet sand,tack and shoot? or do i have to sand,seal,repaint and then clear? thanks

    Darin

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    Re: PAINT HELP PLEASE

    repaint
    main reason is gel coat is not the same hardness as any paint you put on it so it will flex,crack and flake off
    i doubt you would sucessfully be able to sand it to key it and get a clear coat to cover the marks you make whilst sanding
    clear coat will act like a magnifying glass and make any mark look 10 times bigger and worse

    sorry bud
    1500 it wet and polish it with 2 different compounds, i use fraclea g6/g7 first and then use upol swirl remover afterwards to take out the polish mops marks
    that might do it for you

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    Re: PAINT HELP PLEASE

    enzo is right, i would first try the buffing, if you are lucky and that gel coat is thick, a good buffing will look like you just put some clear

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