Most boat owners who have ever tried to repair fiberglass on their boat will know that color-matching is a major challenge.
When performing touch-ups on fiberglass boats, many people believe that they need to have the perfect color tone.
Well, good news for DIY repairers – this isn’t the case. The repair doesn’t need to be matched perfectly if you carry out the repair in a certain way.
Achieving a technically precise color match is almost impossible unless you have many years of color matching experience. Even if you are using factory-matched gelcoat.
So in order to achieve a great looking touch up to your fiberglass boat, you don’t need a technically precise color match and here’s why …
How level the surface is, has a direct impact on the color’s appearance – not the color itself. You can achieve a color match that is two or three shades in color variance and it won’t be noticeable on a large surface of a boat.
Then there’s another consideration …
You could go out and buy the precise factory matched shade of gelcoat. There’s a very good chance though, that it still won’t be a perfect color match.
So what do you do?
4 factors that affect color matching
The precise color of the boat depends on a number of factors including:
- What time of day it was applied
- The temperature it was applied at
- The batch of gelcoat used to apply it as each batch differs slightly
- The age of your boat. As boats age, the gelcoat fades so even when they purchase pots of color-matched gelcoat the color-match isn’t perfect.
The MagicEzy surface repair system has been designed to help you achieve a great looking repair without the need to precisely match the color.
Estimate the closest shade of your boat color from our color chart. If a more precise match is required, you can mix two colors together to form a new color. Mix on a clear plastic wrap on top of the surface and match to the color of your boat.
MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is the same color wet or dry, which makes it easier to visually match colors.
Another great thing about MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is that it won’t dry immediately so you have time to work with it to get the best possible result.