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Gelcoat Maintenance

The gel coat, serving as the protective outer layer of your vessel, plays a dual role as both its shield and aesthetic identity. Ensuring proper maintenance of the gel coat is vital to ensuring your boat remains resilient against the elements.
Although robust, the gel coat is not impervious to the relentless forces of nature. Continuous exposure to oxygen, sunlight, saltwater, and environmental pollutants can gradually diminish its lustre, resulting in a dull and weathered appearance. This underscores the crucial importance of gel coat maintenance.
Beyond the aesthetic aspect, the significance of gel coat maintenance extends into the practical realm of ease in cleaning and ongoing care. A well-maintained gel coat surface resists the adhesion of dirt, grime, and algae, making routine cleaning a straightforward task. This not only saves you time and effort but also contributes to the long-term structural integrity of your boat.

Highly polished gelcoat on a boat

This 25-year-old gelcoat has shown positive results after two stages of surface correction.

Ideally the surface now needs a long lasting sealant coating to make wash downs easier and to provide an element of scratch resistance, along with UV and oxygen protection.



Flex polisher with a 3m yellow polishing pad next to white gelcoat

Hull Gel has perfected techniques over decades to achieve outstanding surface correction, demonstrating a deep understanding of maximising surface benefits without compromising gelcoat thickness.

Hydrophobic and sealant coatings

As a prominent expert in hydrophobic protection applications for marine gelcoat surfaces, Hull Gel is deeply invested in the latest developments in water-repellent technologies. In fact, we've ardently followed the progress of hydrophobic materials and applications for a few decades.

Our choice of sealing and hydrophobic treatments establish a formidable shield, displaying unparalleled efficiency in repelling water. This sheild reinforces the boat's resilience against water-related damage and ensures that water effortlessly beads.

A water droplet with a high contact angle on gelcoat

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