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Neutral ( Tan ) Polyester Gelcoat – 5 Gallons

Neutral ( Tan ) Polyester Gelcoat – 5 Gallons
Neutral ( Tan ) Polyester Gelcoat – 5 Gallons
Product Code:  GEL-NU500
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Neutral Polyester Gelcoat, clear, Boat

Our clear neutral base color Polyester gelcoat can be tinted with one of our compatible colored pigments. In order to achieve the desired color you should add 1oz of pigment to one quart, 4oz pigment will tint one gallon .

Please note: Our Surfacing wax (sanding aid) is required for your finish coat in order to sand/polish this product.

Color: Neutral (Tan) 

All gelcoat prices include catalyst.
1 Quart= 1oz, 1 Gallon=3oz, 5 Gal=13oz

 

 

Polyester Gelcoat is used to provide a high-quality visually pleasing finish on the surfaces of a fiber-reinforced composite material. The most common gelcoats are based on epoxy or unsaturated polyesterresinchemistry. Gelcoats are modified resins that are applied to molds in a liquid state. Once cured, the gelcoat forms cross-linked, polymers and are then backed with a composite matrix. Often this matrix is a mixture of polyester resin, fiberglass,carbon fiber ; and in some cases epoxy resin with fiberglass.

When fully cured, the reinforced composite is removed from the mold,  and will present the finished gelcoat surface. This is usually pigmented to provide a glossy surface, which improves the aesthetic appearance of the completed composite, such as a fiberglass boat hull or carbon fiber hood.

Many wood or fiberglass boats and aircraft are manufactured using carbon fiber and fiberglass composite materials with an outer layer of gelcoat, typically 0.5 mm to 0.8 mm (0.02 in to 0.03 in) thick. Polyester gelcoat is designed to be durable, and provide protection from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and water.

Specialized gelcoat such as those used for tooling can be used to manufacture the molds, which in turn are used to manufacture composite parts. These gelcoats have a very high level of durability to overcome the mechanical and thermal stresses during the curing and de-molding processes.

In addition to any pigment a gelcoat will, if necessary, contain a thixotropic additive to assist its ability to stick to vertical portions of the mold while curing.

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