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gel coat

[′jel ‚kōt]
(materials)
A resin applied to the surface of a mold and gelled prior to placing plastic material in the mold in position for production; the gel coat becomes an integral part of the finished laminate and improves surface appearance.

gel coat

A thin, outer layer of resin, sometimes containing pigment, applied to a reinforced plastic molding to improve its appearance.
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is the 108 tip for airless spraying of resin and gelcoat with or without air assist.
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Storm king Plastics Ltd, a UK manufacturer and trade supplier of high quality moulded GRP parts used nationally for residential building construction, has chosen a spray gelcoat to enhance the weatherability and durability of its products.
However, composite parts fabricators have been seeking a gelcoat that not only stands up to Mother Nature but is also more environmentally friendly.