In this part of our Gel Coat Repair series, we focus on matching gel coat colors to ensure your boat or any fiberglass part looks as good as new. Whether you're dealing with chips, scratches, or dings, getting the color match right is crucial for a seamless repair. There are two main approaches to color matching your gel coat - having a custom color mixed by professionals or taking the DIY route by mixing your own colors using pigments with a white, clear or colored gel coat.

Color Matching 

There are a few options with having us match your gel coat for a repair. First, we have a gel coat color guide that we can send out to help you find the perfect color. You can see these color options on our website as well. Just be aware that every computer screen is different.

Second is to go down to Sherwin Williams paint store to find a color that best matches your old gel coat. We can match many colors that Sherwin Williams offers. 

Third option is that if you have a piece of the old gel coat, you can send it to us and we can match it. It just needs to be at least the size of a quarter. 

Have more questions about gel coat color matching? You can contact us at or see the colors on our website HERE

Mixing Your Own Colors

An alternative to our color matching system is buying a neutral based or white gel coat and adding pigments to get as close to your color as possible. We have quite a few pigment colors available. Also, you can choose one of our custom colors from the chart below. 

We have several trouble shooting blog posts as well as a Basic Gel Coat Guide that you don't want to miss! See below-

Gel Coat Troubleshooting Part 1

Gel Coat Troubleshooting Part 2

Gel Coat Troubleshooting Part 3

Gel Coat Troubleshooting Part 4

Basic Gel Coat Guide


By Dallin Leach 3 comment


comments (3)

  • Lawrence Lalewicz

    Key lime green in 5gallon pails? Price

  • Charles Green

    Can you send me your gel coat cover guide to match up to my boats? Thank you.

  • Dr Hal Handley

    I would like to build a plywood box pond sealed and waterproofed with fiberglass. I expect most of the waterweight to be buttressed with the plywood and backed by concrete or dirt. Do you recommend matte or sheet fiberglass and what weight. Nearly 40 years have passed since I made a surfboard so I suppose technology has changed.

    REPLY from fgwarehouse: Hello Hal, to tell you the truth, it really hasn’t changed that much. Surfboards are made just about the same way. The fiberglass used depends on what resin you will use. Epoxy will be best, as it is the most waterproof and strongest. But it is the most expensive. For your application, I would go with epoxy, because you don’t want to have to pull out your pond to repair it.

    With that said, the first thing you want to do is make paste out of the resin and milled fiber and chamfer the inside corners. Fiberglass does not bend well along sharp corners. Make it as smooth as possible. The bigger the radius the better.

    Next,not knowing exactly what sort of finish you want, I would use 2 layers of Style 1708 knitted fabric on the inside and outside. This will make a very strong box. Again use the 1200 Epoxy with the 2:1 hardener. You can also add some pigment to the resin if you want to tint it a little.

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