Do you manage water slides that are in disrepair? Getting a new gel coat for your water slides can make a huge difference in how the slides look and feel to riders. At SlideRite, we specialize in gel coat repair. This replaces the protective top coat over the fiberglass laminate that makes up your slides. If you need gel coat repair for your water slides, it’s important that you find experts to do the job for you.
How Often Do Water Slides Need Gel Coat Repair?
When slides are brand new, the gel coat should be pretty obvious. While you might not think about water slides experiencing that much friction, think about the number of times a day that people in bathing suits slide over their surface. Over time, this can wear down the gel coat. You’ll be able to see the fiberglass fibers protruding through the laminate surface. This is called fiber bloom, and can be quite uncomfortable for your guests when they experience it. Check your slides carefully several times a year, particularly at the beginning and end of the season. If you see or experience fiber bloom, find a gel coat repair expert
Find Someone You Can Trust
When you run a waterpark, you know that trust is important. If people don’t trust that your park is safe, they won’t come and slide, they won’t bring their friends to slide, and they most certainly will not bring their children or other loved ones to slide. Something similar is true when you’re looking for a new gel coat for your slides. You need to know that the people doing the restoration are experts, have done this work before, and have successfully repaired many slides.
If you’re not sure about the reputation of a company you’re considering, ask them for recommendations. They should be able to produce satisfied customers who can tell you that they were easy to work with, completed the job on time, and did work that lasted.
Find Someone With Experience
Putting a new gel coat on the over the fiberglass on your slides is not something that anyone can do. It takes a certain expertise to know how much gel coat to apply, how long to let it dry, how many layers to put on, and more. You want to make sure that you are getting a quality gel coat repair for the money that you’re planning to spend. Ask any potential providers about their history. Ask how long they’ve been in the business and how they learned to do gel coat repair on water slides.
Owning a water park can be a complicated proposition. We aim to make that easier for you by becoming your gel coat experts. We know everything there is to know about applying gel coat to fiberglass water slides. If you want to get the most for every dollar that you spend, and you want to have experts working on your slides, give us a call and we will send out a repair technician soon. In no time, your water slides will be in top shape again.