More Gelcoat Questions...

Thread starter #1
I am repairing my 79 Sunfish. The Gelcoat paste I bought is colorless/green and
the
paint is bright, bright white. is there a recommended tint product? Also, under
the lip,
where the bottom of the hull (about 1 " wide) flares out into the aluminum
edging is
all cracked and crazed.Some of it I can sand out and some of it I Dremmeled out
and
planned to Gelcoat in. Do I have to take off the aluminum edge to do this? Any
hints
as the product type and process of application?Thanks...Damien Ps when putting
the
Aluminum edging back on do you back fill the bottom piece of fiberglass and
drill out
the top? I was confused on this...
 
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I did my 67 fish last summer, I drilled out the rivits on the aluminum trim and removed so i could get a good job, then just picked up some rivits from any hardware store to replace. I used a 2 part fiberglass repair and brightside paint on my complete restore so can't help on the Gel coat, but the gel coat was not recomended to me unless it is a very small area you are doing.

good luck, practice first on something other then the boat............
 
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