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paint job

Post by tractorboy53 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:16 am

after a few minor repairs i want to repaint my small boat, without going to massive expence could i use ordranry gloss paint,? or what about exterior acralic paint ? i do quite a bit of painting houses inside and out but never a boat
any ideas.

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Re: paint job

Post by Stelios_Rjk » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:58 am

You should use an apropriate system of paint (primer+paint, etc). Colors for outdoor use won't last. Go to a marine store or search on the web for specific productcs.

http://www.boatpaint.co.uk/acatalog/index.html
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Re: paint job

Post by tractorboy53 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:31 pm

hi stelios. thanks for info, as a painter i shold have known better i checked out that site it was exellent i spoiled for choice just have to decide what colour.

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Re: paint job

Post by chris » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:06 pm

have had wood boats all my life, the only marine paint I use is the primer, I use good quality undercoat and oil based enamel,

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Re: paint job

Post by tractorboy53 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:35 pm

hi chris.
sorry i have not replied been away for a few days my boat is only small under 12 foot, only paid 100 euro for it imight try your way it be a bit cheaper i only be using in fresh water, as long as it last me 4or5 years i be happy cheers,

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Re: paint job

Post by chris » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:30 am

had mine for 20 years and is only 12', originally it was painted in water based marine paint, it didn't take the knocks to well so repainted it in oil based enamels,
it takes all the knocks and scrapes a lot better, I think marine paints can be overrated for small boats

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Re: paint job

Post by tractorboy53 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:18 am

hi chris.
foregot to mention my boat is fibreglass would oil based enamel still work. cheers

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Re: paint job

Post by skyetoyman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:53 am

firbeglass paint. loads on ebay but not cheap. Just painting the inside of my 14 footer . 1L tin will do the inside.
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Re: paint job

Post by tractorboy53 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:01 am

talking to a pro- painter to-day, and he says 2 good coats of primer and a good quality gloss or enamel will do it

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Re: paint job

Post by Stelios_Rjk » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:04 pm

Happy to have helped, show us pictures of your boat!
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Re: paint job

Post by tractorboy53 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:08 am

in shed at moment i trying to repair, then paint hopefully be done by spring. then i post pics

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Re: paint job

Post by Stelios_Rjk » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Let me ask something. I am looking for a petrol resistant paint system (primer & paint) for aluminium parts. I found on ebay a system 150ml+150ml but it costs 18GBP, rather expensive I think for that volume. Does anyone use something similar? Any suggestion?
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Re: paint job

Post by skyetoyman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:01 pm

I have never been a fan of painting aluminium. Why paint when you can polish.
I have finished painting the inside of my boat. Fibreglass paint primer , gloss top coat plus safekote anti slip. Expensive stuff - I hope it works.
I push the boat off the side of the ramp then jump in over the stern. I am getting too old to slip.
total cost around £60. 30 years old but looking like new. Just t-cutted the seats and gunnel.
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Re: paint job

Post by david1230 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:09 pm

A real beaut'...can't wait to see a Gull on that!
Congrats...great job Mate!
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