Troubleshooting Common Gel Coat Application Issues

March 14

This webinar is for anyone tasked with solving production issues related to gel coat application. Polynt’s industry-leading technical representatives will discuss causes of common problems, methods for diagnosis and resolution, and review best practices to prevent recurrence. 

This session will be based on Polynt Composites Application Center’s (PCAC) Gel Coat Application Course, which is part of Polynt’s industry-leading composites training program. Presenters Steve Dearing, known in the industry as “Dr. Gel Coat,” and John Sawayda have a combined 80 plus years of experience in the composites industry – including gel coat development, gel coat production, and numerous gel coat applications. 

Participants will learn: 
• Root causes of common gel coat problems 
• Methods for diagnosing common gel coat problems 
• Methods for resolving common gel coat problems 
• Best practices to avoid problem recurrence 


John Sawayda, Senior Technical Service Representative, Polynt Composites, based out of North Kansas City, MO has over 30 years in the composites industry. John has over 20 years at Polynt and 10 years in the fabrication sector. Previously for Polynt, John has held plant manager positions for gelcoat and resin facilities and held leadership roles in engineering and research. John is currently responsible for conducting all PCAC schools and supporting customers with both in house and site technical support. John holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from The University of Central Florida. 

Steve Dearing, Senior Technical Assistance Representative, Polynt Composites, based out of North Kansas City, MO has over 50 years in the composites industry. Steve has held various roles for Polynt including formulating resins and gel coats, technical sales, and field technical service. Steve has traveled extensively to composite fabricators throughout the United States and Canada. 

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