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Gelcoat Repair Kit Instructions

Instructions and Color Match Chart For Evercoat Gelcoat Repair Kits There are two Evercoat gelcoat repair kits available: Large Gelcoat Repair Kit, which contains 4 oz. of polyester gelcoat paste with liquid hardener, coloring agents, cleaning solvents, mixing cup and … Continue reading

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How to Make a Fiberglass Mold

Making a Fiberglass Mold The Plug In order to have a form from which to develop your mold, you must either build the article from scratch using wood, plaster, polyester putty, formica, sheet metal, etc. or you must have on … Continue reading

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What is the best bottom paint for an aluminum outdrive?

Outdrives are difficult to keep free of growth. The main reason for this is that traditional copper-based bottom paints cannot be used on an aluminum outdrive. Doing so will result in serious corrosion from the aluminum reacting to the copper … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between freshwater bottom paint and salt water bottom paint?

Typically there is less growth in fresh water than in salt water. For that reason, bottom paint used in fresh water usually have less active ingredients (copper, zinc, etc.) to prevent growth. Most bottom paint for salt water can be used … Continue reading

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Applying Bottom Paint for Boats

Preparation is the key when painting on any surface. Applying bottom paint for boats is not the cleanest of jobs, but it really simple to do. Below you will find the exact steps to insure a good bottom paint job, whether … Continue reading

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Sea Hawk Ablative Bottom Paint Rankings by Antifouling Performance

Sea Hawk Ablative Bottom Paint Rankings by Antifouling Performance Rank Name BioBoost Additive (1/2 Pt/Gl) Water (fresh/salt) High Growth Area Perf. Slime Fighting Warm Water Perf. Cost 1 Islands 77 Plus + BioBoost Both ******* ******* ******* $$$$$$   Comments … Continue reading

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How to Apply Bottom Paint to an Aluminum Boat

Tuff Stuff Marine Epoxy Primer If you do not have any coatings at all on the bottom of the boat, we suggest to sand the hull with 80 grit and then apply Tuff Stuff High Build Epoxy. It is a … Continue reading

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Maintaining and Restoring Your Gelcoat

Gelcoat Restoration Guide Keep your gelcoat in good condition by using these 4 steps: As you haul your boat out of storage you may want to get the gelcoat shining once again. Use the steps below as needed: New Boats: … Continue reading

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