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Engine Cover Gelcoat Color


Apr 10, 2010
18
catalina 30 Dartmouth, nova scotia
I have the same issue and have used appliance porcelain touch up paint. It comes in white and almond. A couple of dabs with the almond colour and the dings are hardly noticed. Have received my admirals approval. I have a 310 hull 166.
 
Sep 29, 2008
1,856
Catalina 310 #185 Quantico
I did have some luck with a gelcoat tub repair kit I found at Home Depot that was a better color match that what they had at Catalina Direct. Unfortunately I cannot find it at Home Depot anymore so next time it is back to Catalina Direct.
 

rukidn

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Apr 23, 2012
121
Catalina 310 258 Sandusky, OH
I've been patching several interior nicks and factory voids that broke through; including great success on the steps. The Catalina parts dept gelcoat was a very close match. Interior is easier since so much less sun aging. I bought unwaxed gelcoat. I used acetate sheets taped over the small repairs or sprayed PVA over when flashed. I'm also using the factory "Regular White" for a large number of small exterior repairs. By experiment, I found that the interior off white worked great added in small amounts to the exterior white to yellow/darken to match. Easier to blend in small batch amounts than solid pigments. For small nicks, the out of the can gelcoat was pretty close after polishing. A lot of trial and error to get a perfect match... I keep the gelcoat in the freezer to extend its' shelf life. /Ed