Well, I assumed every PWC was gel coat even though the stuff peeling off mine sure looked like paint. After repairing a crack in the fiberglass I tried gel coating the repair and it looks like crap. Kind of flat white vs the shiny original finish. Someone said it may be paint. Now I'm thinking I'm an idiot gel coating a painted ski. Anyone know for sure what it is? Yes, it does look like paint to me, but I'm no expert.