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The smooth, hard polyester resin surface coating of a fibreglass structure.
- ‘Hull and deck construction begins with an outer layer of gelcoat that is robotically applied to a precisely controlled thickness.’
- ‘If you decide to use a chemical stripper, be sure it is one formulated for fiberglass; regular strippers will attack the gelcoat.’
- ‘Cracks in the gelcoat used to waterproof the packaging resulted in technical failure due to water short circuiting the power supply.’
- ‘The ensemble consists of fiber-reinforced plastic, cast epoxy and stainless steel painted with polyester gelcoat, and as installed measures 8 1/2 by 25 by 37 feet.’
- ‘Get rid of the water as soon as possible (you can use rock salt if the water is frozen); it can damage gelcoat.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.