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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A wonder product that turns any nail polish into a gel one is Chanel Le Gel Coat. You can use it between gel manicures, so you can make your manicure look fresh all the time.
Contract awarded for 8103n288-set of epoxy gel coat red and hard ner consisting of 2 items: (1) epoxy gel coat red in 1 kg pack - 10 nos/set, (2) hardener 758 in 250 g pack - 4 nos /set.
Unlike other manufacturers Pettit Pools uses no chop fiberglass, all the pools are hand laid using only the best iso-resin and gel coat on the market today.
The seamless construction method is enhanced with High Definition Gel Coat for superior finish and durability.
Among listed chores is cleaning black-powder guns (mixes with water), shines gel coat on fiberglass boats, lubricates zippers, cleans silver and brass and even frees calcium-locked faucets!
It can be used as a patching compound, and as a sealant, gel coat caulk, pore filler, and putty.
This service program and Tige's expanded bow-to-stern warranty, which also includes 5-year TigeTouch Screen warranty and 5-Year Gel Coat Hull Blister Warranty allows the Tige owner to "gas and go."
Suppliers note that a UV gel coat can leave nails looking freshly polished for two weeks.
But the part you actually see is the gel coat. That's the thin layer of pigmented resin that gives the boat its sheen and color.
To create a smooth panel transition across the surface of a wall, panels have formed or cut edges to connect directly to one another and utilize a caulk joint, gel coat, of chemical weld.
"You can see the obvious defects, such as chips or scratches in the gel coat, flaking paint, or leaking joints when you turn on the pump.
"One thing that's especially good for builders is that once you have the first gel coat down, you really can't hurt the stuff," says Jeffers.