After 2 attempts at getting my gel-coat looking absolutely brilliant the shine will just not stay. After a month or so it looks horrible.
I have wet-sanded in my attempts until i can't wet-sand no more. used Meguiars compounds to try and restore that clean and shiny gelcoat look(with a high speed buffer) and then polish and wax it(with a porter cable). It looks good for a few days and then it goes right back to kind of a dusky look.
I assume the life of the gel-coat is at the end of its term and either needs to be replaced or painted over.
1. Can you paint "CLEARCOAT ONLY" over the existing Gel-coat?
2. or should i try and paint Gel-coat back over the existing Gel-coat? --although I noticed when making some small repairs with gel-coat if you get it in spots where the prep wasn't done it will peel---and peel badly. Doesn't seem like gel-coat will bond with gel-coat??
3. Is clearcoat the best choice to go with to put that glossy shine back on the boat and if so --which brand or type?
ps. the boat is a 1997 Nitro Bass boat with METAL FLAKE and yes i have sprayed Metal flake on with so-so results but you do notice as i knew you would!!!