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Malibu Gel Coat


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A relative of mine is a chemist at the CCP plant in KC and just informed me that they have inked a deal with Malibu to supply a new gelcoat that is superior in many ways to the current gel coat. As I understand it, a few years ago the government stepped in and limited certain chemicals in the gel coat that caused major problems with the blistering and shine characteristics of our gel coat. The testing they use to determine this include submersing gel coat in heated water for a period of time. Old formulas would indeed blister and exhibit problems within a short period. The new formula is virtually unscathed by this test and, supposedly, will be put into production shortly. Technically speaking, I cannot explain the specifics, other than it is supposed to be a major step in improving the gel coat product.

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The EPA has stepped in on the gel and fiberglass resins. I have a relative in the bass boat industry. He has share his enthusiasm about the EPA. The new formulas aren't cheaper than the others either.

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No, not cheaper at all..... I think I heard an estimate of a 20% increase in price for the new product. Although, in the long run it would probably be worth it.

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A relative of mine is a chemist at the CCP plant in KC and just informed me that they have inked a deal with Malibu to supply a new gelcoat that is superior in many ways to the current gel coat. As I understand it, a few years ago the government stepped in and limited certain chemicals in the gel coat that caused major problems with the blistering and shine characteristics of our gel coat. The testing they use to determine this include submersing gel coat in heated water for a period of time. Old formulas would indeed blister and exhibit problems within a short period. The new formula is virtually unscathed by this test and, supposedly, will be put into production shortly. Technically speaking, I cannot explain the specifics, other than it is supposed to be a major step in improving the gel coat product.

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There is "something" "new" in use "now" but will not be formally announced for a while. To keep the competition at bay. That is all I am allowed to say Fingerwag.gif after a very recent formal discussion...

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