Tooling Gel Coat is an abrasion resistant gel coat for making molds where gloss retention, superior hardness, exceptional craze resistance and minimum distortion are paramount. Our #186 Black Tooling Gel Coat is often used on molds that will be used to make parts with a white gel coat. The contrast of the colors allows you to gauge the gel coat coverage and tell the difference between the part and the mold. The life of a good polyester mold may be extended considerably by the use of tooling gel coat. For best results, build the film thickness to 20 -25 mils. One gallon of gel coat will cover approximately 40-80 sq ft. #1040 Hi-Gloss Additive can be added to further upgrade the gloss.
Black Tooling Gel Coat quart (#186-A) and gallon (#186-B) units and kits can be shipped via standard ground service without hazard charges within the 48 contiguous United States. 5-gallon quantity (#186-C) is considered hazardous (flammable) and will be subject to a hazard charge if shipped by standard ground. All sizes of #186 (quart, gallon, and 5-gallon) will be subject to a hazard charge if shipped by air. Please see our Hazardous Shipping Chart for more information about hazard fees. We will consolidate items whenever possible to minimize these fees.
Black Tooling Gel Coat This gel coat is available in a variety of sizes that include: One quart (#186-A) One gallon (#186-B) A five-gallon pail (#186-C) This gel coat can be purchased as part of a kit that includes MEKP catalyst. You should purchase the kit unless you already have hardener in your workshop. The kits include: One quart of resin, with one 1 oz. bottle of hardener (#186/69-A) One gallon of resin, with three 1 oz. bottles of hardener (#186/69-B) One case of four gallons, with twelve 1 oz. bottles of hardener (#186/69-BK)