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Two coats of prime-kote...three coats of perfection and many hours of prep work I finial got the inside, top and sides done. VP bottom paint to come.
 

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DonMan said:
Did you paint it on the trailer ?

Looks good.

Any plans for graphics or ??
Yes I painted it on the trailer. This is the first time for me to do this. I have never painted before. I am so excited the way it turn out. It looks like a pro did it. I had Chris at raceline do some graphic for it. But now that is all white I kind of like it. After I get it back together I will see if I will put them on or not. Might need to do a pole on that. :yak: :yak: :yak: :yak:
 

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where did you paint it. do you have a shop or did you rent or borrow a booth. I would love to paint mine but I cant find a place to rent which is large enough....
 

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where did you paint it. do you have a shop or did you rent or borrow a booth. I would love to paint mine but I cant find a place to rent which is large enough....
I could not find a place either so I made do. I did not put up the plastic till I had the boat all prep to paint (Did not want to piss off the neighbors). Took me three days to do the painting. The hard part was getting in and out of the boat after painting. I bought a 20x 40 plastic tarp $75.00along with some hooks...hook one end of the tarp on the eve of the garage and used 8 2"x2"x8' $2.50 a pole. Don’t forget the rope and stakes then wrap the out side with plastic came in a roll 400'x12' for $25.00(hint use duct tape on the plastic then staple to the post). Wrap the bottom of the boat and let the plastic hang over the trailer. I can post a pic tonight of my setup.
 

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how did ya paint where the boat rests on the bunks ?

congrats on tackling the job on your own!
 

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how did ya paint where the boat rests on the bunks ?

congrats on tackling the job on your own!
The bottom is not done I am going to use VP Hi perf it is good for in and out of the water and comes in white to match. I am going to lift it up with a floor jack and block it on the trailer then move the block and paint were the blocks were
 

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did you have any problems with bugs or dirt.

Are you going to wet sand and buff everything out or leave it as is.


looks good
 

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did you have any problems with bugs or dirt.

Are you going to wet sand and buff everything out or leave it as is.


looks good
No bugs ill just buff it out you cant tell in the pic but its like looking in a mirror to darn shiny.
 

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so what is perfection. is this a marine type paint.


im very familiar with auto stuff but I have never painted with any of the marine coatings.

did you spray this stuff or roll it. how did it lay out. Much orange peel or did it glass over well.

thanks
 

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axkiker said:
so what is perfection. is this a marine type paint.


im very familiar with auto stuff but I have never painted with any of the marine coatings.

did you spray this stuff or roll it. how did it lay out. Much orange peel or did it glass over well.

thanks
It is marine paint by Interlux.....I sprayed it lays like glass. Like I said I never done this before and it came out perfect. Use proper personal protection gear when using this stuff. .http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/default.asp
I bought it from here.
JAMESTOWN DISTRIBUTORS
17 PECKHAM DRIVE
BRISTOL, RI 02809
401-253-3840 Fax 401-254-5829
 

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It is marine paint by Interlux.....I sprayed it lays like glass. Like I said I never done this before and it came out perfect. Use proper personal protection gear when using this stuff. .http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/default.asp
I bought it from here.
JAMESTOWN DISTRIBUTORS
17 PECKHAM DRIVE
BRISTOL, RI 02809
401-253-3840 Fax 401-254-5829

Out of curriosity why did you use marine paint over auto paint / clear.

I will hopefully be in a position to paint mine later this year and am trying to decide myself what type I would like to spray. Im just currious why you chose what you did......
 

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axkiker said:
Out of curriosity why did you use marine paint over auto paint / clear.

I will hopefully be in a position to paint mine later this year and am trying to decide myself what type I would like to spray. Im just currious why you chose what you did......
I was going to do the brush thing but I change my mine and did the spray which I want to learn to do. I don’t know if auto paint will hold up to sitting in water more than 72 hours. If I had to do it over agine would use auto paint? I don’t know….which is better every body seems to have there own option. I figure if I screwed it up oh well I would just do it over. But as you see it came out great I even been ask if it had new gel coated it is so smooth. I used a HVLP gravity gun with a 1.8 tip for the primer and thin about 25%, and a 1.3 tip for the finish coat thin about 10-15%.This was recommended by the paint manufacture. I watch some videos on u-tube on how to spray paint and setup a HVLC spray gun and off I went (scared as hell).Now I think I am a pro after one time….I think it was a lot of luck.
 

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so does anyone know what the benefits of the perfection paint or any marine type paint would have over an automotive base clear paint....

im just curious..... If there is a big benefit to the marine type paint sounds like using the perfection followed up by a good auto clear for final buffing may be the way to go...

excellent job for your first time around. very nice
 
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