This is part 5 of the series, “There’s a hole in my boat!”. In this video we go over the basics of gelcoat before diving in and walking through the color matching process. Yea, I know there’s quite a bit of talking in this episode, but it’s all relevant info for the overall process!
Express Composites is where I order most of my composite materials. Setting aside the benefit of only being a few hours away (which is great for shipping) they also have some of the best pricing and staff that I’ve worked with. If you are interested in getting one of the gelcoat ‘fan cards’ to help with your color matching, give these guys a call or send them an email.
One thing that I would like to mention, is that although they are a supplier, please don’t expect them to field specific questions about a project, or try and trouble shoot how to do something 🙂 They know their products inside and out and are happy to assist with product info, but knowing what to use and how to properly use it isn’t their responsibility (That’s where I come in!!)
Spectrum Color is the source I mentioned for getting factory matched gelcoat for your project. Depending on how new your boat is, they may be able to supply you with what you need.. If you have any questions about availability or would like to know a little more on what they do, give them a call or contact them via email 🙂
If you’re new to the color matching process, here is a site I came across that I think may be helpful. It’s an easy way to experiment with different color combinations to see how they mix and what the resulting color is.
I hope this is helpful! Please remember that the video’s for color matching are a 2-parter.
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