gel coat webbing

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gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:32 am

want to re-webb inside of my hull..been reading some old threads & have a question..can a hf hvlp gun be used or is the tip too small..think I read you need a 2.5 tip & I believe that the gun I have came with a 1.5 tip.. can't find the specs on the gun online

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby Gary S » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:55 am

If your using gel coat, go to harbor freight and get their cheap pressure type gun. Around 20 dollars, have seen it on sale for 10. It will spray gel coat with webbing solution fine and when your done throw it away.

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:59 am

10-4..what kind of paint has to be used for color..laquer? I read in another thread not to use oil based enamel..I already have enamel & xylene based paint just wondering if I need to buy something different

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:01 am

I already have webbing in this aluminum hull but got few good sized bare spot so want to do those & then spray the whole inside.. boat is a 11.6 diamondback..will a quart do it?

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:38 pm

ok for you guys that have done this what's your opinion..shooting gel coat or using paint w/webbing solution..the more I read the more confused I'm getting..I know how to spray paint done it for 20yrs..gel coat never done it out of a gun.. thanks

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:42 pm

really not a lot of information out there as gel coat and webbing & mixing etc..just don't wanna mix this stuff wrong & it not turn out what I'm looking for..b a hell of a mess

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:10 pm

pretty sure I've got it figured out.. thanks for the info.. gonna give it a shot maybe tomorrow

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby Gary S » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:25 am

You can use paint or gel coat. The solution will thin the gelcoat for spraying. You still catalyze it with mek. That is why I suggested a cheap throw away gun.
You can also mix it with paint and use a better gun you. The paint is a lot easier to clean.
When either comes out of the gun the solution will come out in strings, sort of like silly string. and you just move it around until you get the desired pattern.
Do a search for a company called Fiberglass Coatings, then in the search bar on the home page put in Webbing solution.

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:05 am

well this afternoon didn't work out as I had hoped..1 problem after another..gun wouldn't spray as I'd hoped after trying air pressure.. product volume whole nine yards.. overwhelmed to say the least!!

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby Gary S » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:24 am

what did you use?

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:13 pm

webbing solution,black pigment & mek hardner & gun from harbor freight.. today was the 3rd attempt to get the gun,air pressure,pattern right..I give up lol,too much to type with what I encountered..it didn't bond to the boat for shiat either so I spent 3hrs pressure cleaning all of it back out.. money not well spent

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:30 pm

yeah come to find out the mek hardner I was sold was no good..I mixed up a little today just to see if it would flash off & it never did

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:33 pm

I've always used acetone to clean any surfaces after I've prepped for paint etc with good results..but I have been told that vinegar will also work..this true? sure is a lot cheaper than acetone

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:36 pm

well I went to fiberglass Florida and got all fresh material today and tried again and got the results I wanted..yay lol.. thanks for all the help

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby hill » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Damn no pics ???? Lol
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:16 pm

I can't figure out how to upload on here lately lol

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:19 pm

always says unable to complete do to low memory..idk

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:20 pm

Craigslist says same stuff when I try to put pics on there.. never run into this problem

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:55 pm

well I fixed that part..now it's saying file too large :scratch:

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby kwanjangnihm » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm

DB0320 I sent you a PM.
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 pm

emailed you the pics kwan thanks

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Postby kwanjangnihm » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:26 am

posting photo for db0320 :thumbleft:

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:10 am

thank you sir

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby daxxe » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:13 am

That seems turn out pretty good. Nice job

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:46 pm

thanks


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