Deep Purple Gel Coat (1 Gallon)
Deep Purple Gel Coat (1 Gallon)

Deep Purple Gel Coat (1 Gallon)

  • Description: Lilly Ram's gel coat technology significantly reduces styrene emissions, shrinkage, and costly overspray. In addition, Ram gelcoats yield improved weather ability and osmotic blister resistance when compared to similar conventional gelcoats. Topcoats are formulated to ensure an air-cure product, eliminating the need for PVA/wax, and resulting in a nearly walk-away, gloss finish with both 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.
  • 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
  • Availability: +/- 3 Business Day Lead Time
  • Size: 1 Pint | 1 Quart | 5 Gallon Pail | Case of 4, 1 gallon

Choose Options

Gallon (Topcoat) (+$15.00)
MEKP Catalyst/Hardener (Included at No Cost)
Include Catalyst (No Cost)
Include Wax and Catalyst (+$9.65)
Don't include Wax or Catalyst


  • 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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