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Old 08-25-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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need help with what kind of paint i could use over gelcoat
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Gelcoat is oil based, but real question is what is the clear coat?

Here is necessary knowledge for ANY paint adhesion question. : Use Oil over oil. Or oil or latex primer over oil. Never latex topcoat over oil.

The simple answer is: prime it, paint it, walk away

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there are exceptions to the rule... but not many when it comes to lived in, daily used items (such as doors). Remember latex has up to a 30 day cure time.... Dries fast, takes longer to cure, oil has a slow dry time but a quicker cure time. Waterborne alkyd dries fast and cures fast....not the same flow as oil or the same clean up as waterborne.... gotta use sound judgement when evaluating jobs....hope this helps...
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