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Old 05-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #1
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What is Gel Coat - I think I have it

I believe I'm to understand that we have Gel Coat on our 2017 Flagstaff 832IKBS. I believe I've also heard maybe there is special care needed.

Please help me understand
WHAT IT IS
HOW YOU CARE FOR IT

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING IT?


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Gel Coat is the outermost layer of fiberglass. It has UV protection usually glossy but doesn't have to be. Your unit is about a med gloss. Boats are usually high gloss. Most any automotive products are compatible with fiberglass gel coat. A good wash and wax regular basis is all you really need. It will oxidize (white chalky look) if nothing is done. Just look for products safe for fiberglass.
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I concur with the above.
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Gel Coat is the outermost layer of fiberglass. It has UV protection usually glossy but doesn't have to be. Your unit is about a med gloss. Boats are usually high gloss. Most any automotive products are compatible with fiberglass gel coat. A good wash and wax regular basis is all you really need. It will oxidize (white chalky look) if nothing is done. Just look for products safe for fiberglass.


I use gel gloss cleaner and wax. It works great. My dealer recommended it every 6 months. You can get it at Walmart, Camping World, etc.Click image for larger version

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