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1990 Mako 171 Gel Coat Color?

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  • 1990 Mako 171 Gel Coat Color?

    In doing my Google research, it appears the internet thinks that the appropriate white gel coat color for my 1990 Mako 171 is:

    Mako Summer White 68-94.

    However, before I do my patch work I was hoping for some confirmation from the Mako Sages here on

  • #2
    If your talking about the spectrum brand I would pass Ive used it on my 89 191 and its not even close.
    1989 mako 191


    • #3
      Whatever you purchase stock still isn't going to match after 18+ years of exposure to elements. You are going to have to custom mix whatever you decide on.
      Keyman[br]Paoli, PA


      • #4

        Originally posted by Rudedude150

        If your talking about the spectrum brand I would pass Ive used it on my 89 191 and its not even close.

        What brand would you recommend?


        • #5
          The color does fade over time. I would suggest to get any white gel coat and try coloring it yourself.
          2007 Everglades 243 250 Suzuki[br]1988 201 Yamaha 200 - Sold[br]1990 261 T/200 SWS - Sold[br]1978 25 225 Johnson - Sold[br]1975 20 85 Merc - Sold[br]Jacksonville, FL[br]


          • #6
            I cant recommend a brand but if you have a piece of gel coat like a speaker hole cut out or gauge cut out you could try sending that to a gel coat manufacturer as a sample to match.
            1989 mako 191


            • #7
              I think Mini-Kote is the company that will match a sample.
              1988 Mako 17 Angler 2019 Suzuki DF140[br]1972 Mako 17 Standard 115 Yamaha-Sold[br]


              • #8
                I recently used the white gel coat from West Marine, and added a tiny amount of brown tint to it. Came quite close to the existing color. I had found this hint somewhere in the archives here. My boat is also a 1990.

                In past, I've also used Jamestown Distributings Oyster white, and it, too was pretty close, but not perfect.
                1990 Mako 230[br]1999 Mercury 225 EFI[br]2004 Lund Alaskan 1600[br]2005 Mercury Bigfoot 25[br]Wrentham MA[br]


                • #9
                  I have also seen threads here on Classic Mako talking about FGCI and their Dusky white gelcoat.

                  My boat is also a 1990, and I have a little touch up I would like to do if I can find a matching color.

                  Below is the link to their brushable gelcoat. has anyone tried this?

                  1990 Mako 231[br]1989 Luhrs T320[br]1973 Egg Harbor 30\' Sedan Fisherman[br]1953 Chris Craft Rocket 17 (Dad\'s Boat)[br]