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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 07 at 11:43am
Originally posted by ColH

I'm not sure where to cheaply/easily get mylar film in small amounts.

Parcel tape. The brown stuff.
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What he said....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ColH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 07 at 6:58pm
At the risk of sounding stoopid - does it work sticky side down, like you'd normally use it (for sticking parcels, not er, anything else...), or do you mean using it 'upside down'....
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Cling film is good if you need to shape the gelcoat at all.
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It was a most unsatisfactory job! Next time I am leaving it to "the professionals"!! I have wrinkles, scratches and a gel coat with stripes (my new stuff wasn't the same colour as my orriginal boat).Polishing with t-cut didn't get rid of the fine sand paper marks, and when I tried to be clever and use my Black and Decker Mouse to polish it in I only suceeded in spraying myself and the wall with t-cut. I have given up, turned the boat the right way up and refuse to think about it. This was ok until I was sailing like a pudding in light wind on Saturday and I started to wonder - was it the scratches and wrinkles.........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fin. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 07 at 2:25pm

hi Seabagger's  mother...

in this month' s (jan 2008)   "Practical Boat Owner"  there's a very good article on how to restore Gelcoat of a  boat.

http://www.ybw.com/pbo/contents/january_2008/zjan08pboconten ts.html

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Thanks. I'll let her know.
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what is this gel coat you guys are talking about?  I have never heard of it before!
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