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Last summer I ran across a fellow who mentioned the product Penetrol, but shortly after that, (probably due to a rum shortage) I forgot the name. It's supposed to stop the oxidation of the gel coat that is applied to the mold prior to the fiberglass. This is the top coat that we see.

Rum Runner

Penetrol is the product's name. Buy it at a paint supply store, not a chandlery -- cheaper. Buy it by the gallon for better savings!

Penetrol is mentioned in many articles on painting as a thinner: with varnish, just lightly brush it on the surface to be recoated, varnish over it when tacky -- I have miles of varnish that rarely sees sandpaper. Rubbed over oxidized gelcoat, it supposedly brings back the shine.

It works.

Jack Harkins

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