Flowcoat or Gelcoat

 G'day all,

Have repaired a few chips, screw holes and spider cracks in my boat have filled and sanded smooth and I am now ready to paint over them. 

Do I use flowcoat or Gelcoat to paint over the repairs please? Also is it best to spray the paint on or is it ok to paint with a brush? I am concerned that either way as I sand the paint job back the paint being so thin that I will sand back the coating and I will see the repair work under the coating. 

Any advice and tips heaps appreciated. 



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I would go a flow coat and

Mon, 2020-07-06 20:23

I would go a flow coat and use a roller to apply you can put it on pretty thick and do a couple of coats if needed. 

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 Thanks for that mate. Would

Tue, 2020-07-07 08:44

 Thanks for that mate. Would I use a foam roller you think or doesn't matter too much? I ma really concerned that enough doesn't go on and that I'll keep sanding through the the repair and won't get it to look right. 

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 Have a look at Boatworks

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:21

 Have a look at Boatworks Today on Youtube mate, heaps of videos on there. Im sure there will be something for you. 

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What were the results?

Fri, 2021-01-01 21:52

Gday mate, what method did you go with on this redcoat? I am looking at doing something similar for my new ride. What the results like for the method you chose? 

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