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Old 10-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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I am thinking about buying a Piper Tri pacer cowl and plans from Calvins Classic Plans. They offer the cowl both with Gel Coat and without it. I don't know what Gel coat is and if I need it or not. Is it just a more finished surface? A Better looking surface or what? All I have found about it here so far is it adds weight.
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Gel coat is polyester based and to be used with polyester resin. IMO, there is really no good reason to use it and I would just stick with an epoxy part and light coats of primer.

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