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Old 05-13-2018, 09:51 PM   #1
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Mainship Gelcoat color "Cream?"

Hi All,

I need to repair a few small screw holes in my gelcoat. Our boat, a 2005 mainship 400, is the cream color, not the white. I think, though I'm not sure, that the same color was used for the topsides of the blue hulls from our time period.

Does anyone know the color name that mainship used? Is it antique white? Like this:

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After 13 years you gel coat wont look anything like whats in the new pot.
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After 13 years you gel coat wont look anything like whats in the new pot.
Understood. But it's a good starting spot and this area may not be very far off as it is on the FB and has always been undercover with very little sun exposure. Heck, it's never been waxed or buffed and it's still super shiny.
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I think this is it?
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I used the antique white Mainship color listed on the spectrum site. My gelcoat has been maintained properly and match was pretty much perfect. I have a 2006 400 T
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If you need to mix colors to get closer one trick that I've found helps is to get a few of the old fashioned overhead transparencies (mylar?) and mix on that right on the gelcoat you are trying to match.
Much easier to see if it matches or not.
If you need to exclude air a small piece of mylar hinged w masking tape also works well...
Apply gelcoat level off and press the mylar film into the wet patch and tape down. It releases when dry and leaves a smoooth finish.
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If you need to mix colors to get closer one trick that I've found helps is to get a few of the old fashioned overhead transparencies (mylar?) and mix on that right on the gelcoat you are trying to match.
Much easier to see if it matches or not.
If you need to exclude air a small piece of mylar hinged w masking tape also works well...
Apply gelcoat level off and press the mylar film into the wet patch and tape down. It releases when dry and leaves a smoooth finish.
Great tip!
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That is a great tip, Don. Where can I get mylar film?
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That is a great tip, Don. Where can I get mylar film?
I have some old transparencies I saved but they are quite old school

haven't bought any lately -

Google - Amazon looks like they are now used to cut stencils
You might try a hobby store??
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