Color match gelcoat

mmiela

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I have a quart of off white factory gelcoat and I need to match it to the deck which is white and faded.

Any tips or tricks. I tried to take some white to it but it just doesn’t quite match. Maybe it will never match perfectly.
 

mmiela

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I have some holes and chips in the gelcoat that need to be ground out and filled. Couple on the deck and a few on gunwales. So need to try to match the white.
 

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That is what I did. I took the Grady off white and added white till it was close. I put some gelcoat on the boat without hardner and it matched pretty close.
 

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So let me get this straight, I could use Marine Tex to fill in the gouge/scratch, then color match the gel coat to blend it in nice? I am a novice when it comes to fiberglass. You would use the color tint kit from Spectrum to do this?
Anyone have a photo of a patch they did on their boat?