Gel coat is used as an in mold coating on composite parts to produce a durable part surface. We stock a wide variety of colors in marine and tooling gelcoat. Gelcoat derives its name due to it high viscosity and ability to be applied thickly on vertical and overhead surfaces in one coat. Gel coat is air inhibited and cures tacky on the surface to bond with the lamination. For top coating with gelcoat you will need to use Duratec High Gloss additive or Surface Agent to get a tack free cure. To help estimate the amount of gelcoat that you’ll need check out our Gelcoat Calculator Here. For important information on thicknesses, temperature, and catalyst levels visit this page.
Gel Coat, a polyester coating that is applied to the mold surface and becomes an integral part of the finished product. Available in most popular colors. Used to make fiberglass reinforced plastic parts and for repairs to existing gel coated parts. For more information see the Technical Data SheetTechnical Data Sheet
Tooling Gel Coat, is formulated specifically for mold making. Tooling gel coats utilize selected resins that exhibit high heat distortion, high gloss and a hard durable surface to withstand the repeated mold cycles anticipated from a mold. See Technical Data Sheet and MSDS -Black and MSDS -Orange for additional information.
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Duratec High-Gloss Additive, add to gelcoat at a 1:1 ratio to make an easily sprayed coating that can be sprayed through most paint guns. Provides a high quality finished surface for doing repairs or finish work. Can also be used in molding to improve gelcoat properties. (904-001)