yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - G

Alphabetical index of marine painting terms used in the construction, maintenance and repair of boats.



Galvanising
The coating of iron and steels with a layer of zinc and iron-zinc compounds, by immersion in a bath of molten zinc.


Galvanic Corrosion
Corrosion of dissimilar metals in electrical contact


Gel Coat
Protective outer resin layer on glass reinforced polyester laminates (GRP)


Gel Time
The time for a liquid to turn to a solid during achemical reaction.


Gloss
Sheen ; ability to reflect ; brightness.


Gloss Reaction
Ability to retain original sheen.




Grit
An abrasive obtained from slag and various other materials.