Glass Fibre Repairs And Finishing
I have been watching a guy on YouTube repairing hurricane damaged catamarans in the US. It is really intresting to see the fantasitc finishes that he achieves such that the boats look like new are are better built (rebuilt) than when they left the factory.
In the latest episode, having 'long-boarded' the huls to get a smooth surface he then uses a spary gun to apply a couple of layers of gelcoat followed by a final layer which is a mix of gelcoat and wax.
Wondering whether this would be a better final finish option than sparying paint. Would gelcoat be a much thicker layer (and hence more forgiving) than paint?