My Burro's gel coat was so bad I figured this egg had to end up in the shop getting a full repaint. Considering the cost, being instinctively cheap, and hating to miss out on a better option, I wondered what to do.
Hmm. Fiberglass and gelcoats.
Aren't all those recreational boats made of fiberglass and subject to intense weathering? (The cruel sea.) What do those
I did a search for fiberglass boat rejuvination sites. There are lots of marine products out there, plenty of stuff for refreshing a faded, oxidized, slime coated boat. Mine sure was that.
I decided I would try a product called Vertglas and the Vertglas gelcoat restoration system. Bought their starter kit, which set me back ah, over fifty bucks. It ended up being well worth my
money and so easy to do I still get weepy over it. Did half my Burro
with the 3-part system and ran out of the final varnish before finishing. Ordered another container of Number 3. Then the weather turned too cold to work so job's not done. But if it gets over 55 degrees out there next week I'll be on it. If this helps, here's a link.
<blockquote>First picture shows what I mean by slime.
Second picture shows half-a-roof-results.
Third picture shows original gel coat exposed from underneath removed Burro
logo. Oh, and that is BEFORE applying the 3rd step.</blockquote>