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    Perfect match gel coat repair

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    Let us know how that matches up for you.

    I bought that expensive jar of polyester resin from Spectrum and it didn't match. Bought an expensive dauber jar of coded paint from ColorRite and that didn't match either!

    I would get a body shop to shoot my hull before I'd buy that expensive paint again. For dock dings, I made my own touch-up paint. I bought little jars of Testers model enamel (Gloss white) and added 1.5 drops of Testers Gloss Black, off of a toothpick. 3 drops is too much! Daub it into the chips, don't brush. Very close match for my 02 GPR1200 hull and top deck. It's just slightly off white. Total cost...$2.98

    YMMV...BD

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    Well, we'll see. Spectrum claims to get the exact paint codes directly from Yamaha, so it better be a good match!

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    I've had really good luck with the automotive paint.
    Perfect match on my ski.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/yamaha/viewtopic.php?t=2222



    Let us know how it turns out.

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    the new yamahas dont use gel coat anymore just paint

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    You know Bill, I don't think the 2000 gpr models and newer were gel coat either. At least not what I'd call a "gel coat."

    The SMC material looks like a glassed mat with primer, color and a clear coat. If you sand the finish even lightly, you'll go through the clear, color and right into the gray primer. Even a light scuff reveals primer. I wouldn't call that a gel coat finish...It's a real thin finish, on top of a mat sandwich.

    IMO...BD

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    no gel coat on the GPR... there all paint
    seadoo's have a gel coat

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    Quote Originally Posted by knr
    no gel coat on the GPR... there all paint

    seadoo's have a gel coat
    Yep! I just got a nick in mine fixed for way too much money. The guy said yamaha's were not gel coat.

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    Well shit, sorry I called it "gel coat". Whatever the hell it is, it's supposed to work.

    Damned if you do....

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    Well sh*t, sorry I called it "gel coat". Whatever the hell it is, it's supposed to work.

    Damned if you do....



    easy....easy....let go of that anger inside........wuuuuusaw....breathe in deep......... :P

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