Color Matching




Talk to most boat owners who have ever tried to repair their boat and they’ll tell you that color-matching is a major challenge.

When performing touch-ups on fiberglass boats, many people believe that they need to have the perfect color tone. Otherwise the repair will look unprofessional.


Well, good news for DIY repairers – this isn’t the case. The repair doesn’t need to be matched perfectly if you carry out the repair in a certain way. Warwick Lindsay, CEO of MagicEzy, is considered an expert on color matching touch-up paint through his previous businesses Duco Magic, Du Magic and now MagicEzy.

Achieving a technically precise color match is almost impossible unless you have many years of color matching experience. Even if you are using factory-matched gelcoat.

So in order to achieve a great looking, professional quality touch up to your fiberglass boat, you don’t need a technically precise color match and here’s why …

How level the surface is, has a direct impact on the color’s appearance – not the color itself. You can achieve a color match that is two or three shades in color variance and it won’t be noticeable on a large surface of a boat.

Then there’s another consideration …

You could go out and buy the precise factory matched shade of gelcoat. There’s a very good chance though, that it still won’t be a perfect color match.
So what do you do?

4 Factors that Affect Color Matching
The precise color of the boat depends on a number of factors including:

1.  What time of day it was applied

2.  The temperature it was applied at

3.  The batch of gelcoat used to apply it as each batch differs slightly

4.  The age of your boat. As boats age, the gelcoat fades so even when they
      purchase pots of color-matched gelcoat the color-match isn’t perfect.

The Solution?
The MagicEzy surface repair system has been designed to help you achieve a professional looking repair without the need to precisely match the color.

Just purchase two of the shades that most closely match your boat or vehicle, or any other surface you want to repair. You can easily blend those shades so you get a close enough color match.

It’s the leveling process, using our patented ‘LEVEL’, that helps it really blend in with the original surface of the repair so the damage is virtually unnoticeable.

What’s even better is that MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is the same color wet or dry which makes it even easier to visually match colors.

Another great thing about MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is that it won’t dry immediately so you have time to blend colors if needed, directly onto the surface of the boat.

Click here to find out more about MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix.

What Customers Are Saying . . .

  • It’s so easy and the color match is perfect, brilliant. I’m really happy with the result – the repairs look really good and I’m keen to go around and find more and actually fix them!
    Steve D.

  • I was really impressed for the non-skid areas which I didn't even bother trying to repair because it was in the too hard basket. What I like about MagicEzy Hairline Fix is the easiness of the product use and storage.

  • I have had a lot of experience repairing boat damage and colour matching gelcoat. I found 9 Second Chip Fix to be a tremendous product.