Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match

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Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match

Postby dstong » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:24 pm

Happy New Year to everyone! Can’t believe we’ve had Freedom - 1985 Fiberglass GB 42 Motoryacht - for 12 years now! Best 12 years of my life!!!

Looking for some help/advice...

Need to do some minor fiberglass repair on the three front forward panels below the flybridge and above the eyebrows/forward facing windows - not sure what to call this area...

Anyway, my question is about matching paint color. Everything, hull, all other surfaces are original gelcoat, “GB white”. Looking at Interlux Perfection two part paint...but open to suggestions. Any experience on what brand/color matches best? This is a relatively small area, plan to roll/brush not spray, and NOT do the sides - just the forward facing areas/what I’m calling the three forward facing panels.

Thanks in advance for any/all help.

Dave
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Re: Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match

Postby Charlie0 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:05 pm

EZ Poxy white and Hatteras white mixed 50/50 comes pretty darn close to matching our 84 GB 36
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Re: Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match

Postby joesonnabend » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:48 pm

on my GB46 1992 Oyster White is pretty close
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Re: Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match

Postby Bob Lowe » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:16 am

Different areas of gelcoat age differently in color. If repairing, I have had best results mixing gelcoat/paint for each area separately. If painting, pick the color that you are most pleased with and use that color. Eventually, the whole boat will in the new color and paint. :)
Good luck,
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