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    oldsaltoz is offline Registered User
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    As others have pointed out getting the colour right can be a problem and knowing it will age and show up again is a disappointment.

    However, if when sanding the area to start with you collect the dust and mix this with the new material you will be on the way to a match and know that the older material will fade at much the same rate as the existing gel coat, it's not perfect but it helps the new gel coat colour match last a bit longer.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsaltoz View Post
    As others have pointed out getting the colour right can be a problem and knowing it will age and show up again is a disappointment.

    However, if when sanding the area to start with you collect the dust and mix this with the new material you will be on the way to a match and know that the older material will fade at much the same rate as the existing gel coat, it's not perfect but it helps the new gel coat colour match last a bit longer.

    Good luck.
    Might help, but wouldnt you need an aweful lot of dust? Also, you are not going to get a mirror like gel finish if your new gel is full of dust/grit and muck !
    Actually one idea might be to make the repair area delibertely different, by masking of an equal square/rectangle on both sides of the boat. IE, make it obvious, rather than a naff colour match...even a different colour?

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