Gel Coat Repair Series- Matching Gel Coat Colors

There are a few ways you can try to match your gel coat for a repair. First, if you have a piece of the old gel coat, you can send it to us and we can match it. It needs to be at least the size of a quarter.  Another option 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. Just be aware that every computer screen is different.

ORCA COLOR GUIDE P1 ORCA COLOR GUIDE P2

Have more questions about gel coat color matching? You can contact us at sales@fiberglasswarehouse.com or go to our website at www.fiberglasswarehouse.com.

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2 thoughts on “Gel Coat Repair Series- Matching Gel Coat Colors

  1. Dr Hal Handley says:

    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.

    • fgwarehouse says:

      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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