gel coat

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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Reichhold's gel coat products for the composites industry are marketed under the NORPOL brand name.
Petrochemical-based raw materials make up the largest component of Reichhold's unsaturated polyester resin and gel coat products.
If you're buying a new boat, you may be able to order it with a colored gel coat.
It can be used as a patching compound, and as a sealant, gel coat caulk, pore filler, and putty.
It doesn't gouge gel coat like grinding or sand blasting, and tenting keeps the whole boat and work area clean.
A hull covered with this paint has less drag because the surface develops a gel coat that tends to accumulate in any indentations, creating a smoother surface.
Graco has released information on a new gel coat gun for the composites industry.
sought to hold CCP responsible for catastrophic cracking of gel coat on yachts they had built between 1997-2004.
Incorporation of INT-1292VP internal mold release in a low VOC gel coat is said to significantly improve the ability of the gel coat to wet out on molds.
Support the critical hull areas - the bulkhead, keel and motor - and cover the boat to protect the gel coat, metal, vinyl and wood work.
Reichhold customers for polyester, vinyl ester, gel coat and bonding paste products come from a number of market sectors including wind energy, building and construction, marine, transportation and kitchen and bath manufacturing.