gel coat webbing

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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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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby nebraskaairboater » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:52 pm

Question about webbing since we are getting ready to do two different boats. We are gelcoating the insides of our fiberglass boats and want to use the webbing solution with the automotive paint we are using for the outsides to give contrast to the grey inside. I'm curious if it will work with acrylic enamel paint? My color is expensive so we are shooting mine with a fast dry single stage acrylic enamel. I ordered the gelcoat and webbing solution from Fiberglass Florida and I guess I ordered enough to play with I guess. Just curious if anyone has any experience? I will be looking into a single stage urethane as well to see how much more expensive that paint would be.
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:41 am

I've heard & read you can use any paint to color it with or just buy colored gel coat which is what I ended up doing..Wade at hamant told me he just uses the webbing solution & paint to do his hulls..good luck..it was an experience for sure but not hard once ya figure out your air pressure,pattern etc

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby nebraskaairboater » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:32 pm

I ordered 2 gallons of webbing so we should have plenty to play with until we get it figured out. I talked to them as well about colored gel coat to match my paint if I can't get it to work out like I want. We have 2 big boats and 1 little one to do so I hope I have plenty.
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:56 pm

2gal you'll have plenty..I didn't even use but maybe 1/2 a qt of gel coat and 1/2 qt of webbing

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:17 pm

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I changed mine again.. didn't like the dirty look with what I'm having powder coated to match so I redone it haha
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:19 pm

last pic was the base coat.. little darker than pickled okra then webbed it black..looks like a frogs back in the dark lol

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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby ladyblackwater » Fri May 04, 2018 12:16 am

Looks good Diamondback0320. Great work.
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby Missfire » Sat May 05, 2018 2:54 pm

Can the solution be used for either gel coat or paint or is it specific to each one. Thanx
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Re: gel coat webbing

Postby diamondback0320 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:48 pm

either one just gotta figure out the mix..just enough paint to color it if it's clear solution..I tried paint on this one & couldn't get it to spray like I wanted..not sure if weather was a factor or not so I just mixed some gel coat and no problem..I know Wade at hamant told me all they use is webbing solution & paint..no gel coat


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