A very fast setting resin that is initially applied to the interior surface of a mold prior to casting. The gel coat then becomes the outer layer of the finished molded form. Gel coats may be used to improve surface appearance, provide protection or produce texture.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988