Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it possible to match gelcoat or paint on an older vessel when repairing an area?

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Absolutely! Top Coat utilizes paint and gelcoat experts that hand mix paint to perfectly match your vessel. Sun fading and weathering are accounted for and a customized solution is blended. Top Coat will provide painted samples for customers to compare and approve color matching upon request.

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Can you add services like updating electronics, installing new hardware or engine maintenance while the boat is in the yard?

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Yes. Please notify us of additional work you would like to have done before the projects starts. We can help schedule the additional services in a way that minimizes interruption to our painters and also minimizes time spent in the yard. If you don't have another services contractor in mind, Top Coat Yacht Refinishing can recommend some for you.

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When should I repaint my boat?

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Whether it's bottom paint, hull side, or decking, the lifespan of paint and gelcoat surfaces changes dramatically dependent on where the vessel is docked, how often it's used, how well it's been maintained, etc.. In general, deciding on whether or not a vessel needs refinishing is subject to the owner's discretion of how pleased they are with its aesthetic. However, future plans for the vessel can also be an indicator of current refinish needs. Depending on how long you plan to own the vessel can help in evaluation of the refinish investment. Sometimes a fresh paint job can significantly assist in the immediate sale of a vessel often times bringing in a higher sale price. If you plan to keep the vessel for a long time, a cost comparison of refinish work today versus repair and maintenance costs in the future. In some cases, refinishing can save money over time compared to continuous maintenance costs that add. Let Top Coat Yacht Refinishing help you make the right decision for maximizing the investment on your vessel.

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