Neutral Base Gel Coat (1 Gallon)
1 Gallon Neutral Base Gel coat

Neutral Base Gel Coat (1 Gallon)

  • Description:

    Neutral Base Gel Coat provides a strong foundation for your gel manicure, ensuring optimal adhesion and long-lasting wear. Its versatile formula works seamlessly with all gel polish colors, creating a smooth and even base for flawless application.

    Powered by Lilly Ram's advanced gel coat technology, this product significantly reduces styrene emissions, shrinkage, and overspray. It also offers enhanced weatherability and improved osmotic blister resistance for a more durable finish. Lilly Ram topcoats further enhance performance by eliminating the need for PVA/wax, delivering a high-gloss finish, and providing exceptional scratch resistance and UV protection.

  • Color Disclaimer: Due to individual user's monitor settings, calibrations and lighting sources, the colors that appear on your screen may not be an exact representation of the actual product. You may purchase a color chart for true color representation at the bottom of this page.
  • Availability: In Stock and Available for same day shipping if ordered by 11 am (PST) (+/- 3 Business Day Lead Time on topcoat).
  • Special Handling Fee: This item is considered hazardous in volumes greater than gallon sizes and will include a special handling fee when ordered in individual units with volumes greater than a gallon. If shipped by air, this item will always require a special handling fee, regardless of volume.
  • Manufacturer: Lilly-RAM

Choose Options

Gallon (Gel Coat)
Gallon (Topcoat) (+$16.00)
MEKP Catalyst/Hardener (Included at No Cost)
Include Catalyst (No Cost)
Include Wax and Catalyst (+$9.65)


Color may vary


Prior to spraying, thin with 10% Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)


Catalyze with MEKP at 2% by weight or 10cc per pint


Maintain 12-18" distance between gun and surface, apply up to optimum 24 mils


  • 50% fewer styrene emissions
  • 30-60% less shrinkage
  • Reduced Overspray 
  • Ease of Application
  • Enhanced Weather Ability
  • Crack Resistance
  • Osmotic Blister Resistance
  • Long Term Durability
  • UV Light Stability


  • MACT Compliant
  • Isophthalic Acid Derived
  • Neopentyl Glycol Derived
  • Excellent Color
  • Enhanced Weather Ability
  • Excellent Spray Ability
  • Enhanced Shelf Life


  • Marine
  • Open Mold Hand Lay-Up Applications
  • Recreational Vehicle
  • Sanityware

here is some more info on wax or additive

Gelcoat won't cure properly on its own because it needs help to overcome air exposure. You'll need either wax or a catalyst (MEKP) to ensure it hardens. Wax creates a surface barrier for open mold repairs (followed by sanding/polishing), while MEKP chemically cures the gelcoat for closed molds or thicker layers. Choose the best approach based on your project's mold type and desired finish.

Easiest Option: Topcoat additive A.K.A. TOPCOAT

  • Smooth, nearly "walk-away" finish
  • No need for PVA or wax

Classic Approach: Surfacing Agent (Wax)

  • Add to gelcoat at 4% ratio
  • Forms a barrier, allowing gelcoat to cure

What's the Difference?

Surfacing Agent: Traditional wax additive that creates a barrier for gelcoat curing. Requires additional sanding and finishing steps.

Topcoat Additive: Advanced additive for a nearly flawless finish. Minimizes sanding and buffing for faster results.

How to Choose

  • Project Size: Consider how big your project is and the shape of your mold to decide how best to use wax.
  • Follow the Guide: Always check the gelcoat manufacturer's recommendations for the specifics of catalyst types and wax methods.

Remember: Catalyst is always needed. Don't skip these steps!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (909) 923-2200.

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