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Painting a boat

Post by RAB-HENDO » Thu May 17 2018 17:34

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We are going too repaint our 16ft mayland soon,,,my question is what is the best way too give it a rub down???

We are obviously going too power wash it first but some t*t years back coated the top half with clear varnish! Any info much appreciated

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I will be interested in the replies to this one my boats in need of a paint job too but seems to be peeling in patches which come off clean but solid in other spots.
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Post by Ian Crook » Thu May 17 2018 20:14

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Troops
We are going too repaint our 16ft mayland soon,,,my question is what is the best way too give it a rub down???

We are obviously going too power wash it first but some t*t years back coated the top half with clear varnish! Any info much appreciated

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Post by Fentiger01 » Thu May 17 2018 20:33

fergie68 wrote: ↑
I will be interested in the replies to this one my boats in need of a paint job too but seems to be peeling in patches which come off clean but solid in other spots.
Did mine this time last year Fergie, I'm certainly no professional painter bud as it's more than a little flaky in certain areas now.....

On the plus side, it still floats a treat! :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
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Post by andrew_nagel » Thu May 17 2018 21:51

Orbital sander with 100 grit paper. You are just aiming to key it up so don't press on too hard. What type of base is the previous paint? What type of paint are you going to use? I'd go for a 2-part yachting epoxy primer. Primers are matt finish so if you ever need to do repairs you can repaint the repair area without it standing out. Gloss is a nightmare as it shows every little imperfection. Before and after sanding wipe it down with acetone.
Just masked the water line on one of mine. Launched it off the trailer on to old tyres and winched it over on to its side to sand and paint each side of the lower hull in turn.
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Post by fergie68 » Thu May 17 2018 23:35

Mine started with just the odd wee blister but it's coming off now at a alarming rate .It's as if the fibreglass underneath is rejecting the paint which is proper two part paint for boats.
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Fentiger01 wrote: ↑
fergie68 wrote: ↑
I will be interested in the replies to this one my boats in need of a paint job too but seems to be peeling in patches which come off clean but solid in other spots.
Did mine this time last year Fergie, I'm certainly no professional painter bud as it's more than a little flaky in certain areas now.....

On the plus side, it still floats a treat! :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
I didn't sand the whole thing just the bits where the paint had already flaked . Looks really shitty now. Problem is I don't have anywhere to take it so it's done in the garden.
At least mine still floats too :laughs: :thumbs:
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Post by The predator » Fri May 18 2018 08:22

As Andrew says, a good key is important and a wipe over afterwards with white spirit or similar to remove any dust residues.
Apply paint with a roller and brush out with a good quality brush. Take care where you start the painting as you will probably be going around the hull and the first application will start to harden by the time you have gone all the way round the hull. In this case you will see the joint (if that makes sense face)
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Post by keith the piker » Fri May 18 2018 10:33

I've renovated several boats now and have to say that there is sadly no alternative but to apply a lot of brute force ... after the initial removal of anything flaking I sand down with wet and dry paper, used wet and by hand. It sounds like more work than it actually is in practice! This way, you are sure of achieving a good matt key for the priming coat. I then wipe down one side of the hull with white spirit before applying primer. I personally prefer to use boat paints rather than the two part epoxy finishes, (a) as it is easier to apply and (b) because it works! I now use International boat paints - 2 coats of Pre-Kote, lightly sanding down between them and then a top coat. I also think it is critical to do the painting in dry but not too hot conditions as any hint of dampness is a sure fire killer of a good and lasting finish ... I live in the far frozen North so that gives me about 1.5 days per year in which to paint!

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Re: Painting a boat

Post by RAB-HENDO » Fri May 18 2018 16:44

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Post by The predator » Fri May 18 2018 19:01

I personally prefer to use boat paints rather than the two part epoxy finishes, (a) as it is easier to apply and (b) because it works! I now use International boat paints - 2 coats of Pre-Kote, lightly sanding down between them and then a top coat.

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Post by RAB-HENDO » Fri May 18 2018 19:47

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Post by andrew_nagel » Sat May 19 2018 21:56

Been at mine today. Just keying up the hull below the water line before painting one side at a time. 2-part boat expoxies aren't cheap and are more fuss to apply as you need to wear a vapour mask etc, but are the most durable by a country mile.
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Tue May 22 2018 18:27

Thinking of getting a orbital sander for the hull,,, it’s a bit of a mess. Any tips on the grades of paper too look at folks?
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Tue May 22 2018 18:29

Fook just looked back. Cheers AndrewπŸ‘πŸ»
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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue May 22 2018 19:51

If the hull is rough you might want to go to 60 grit for the first go-over then go down it with 100. Just take the old paint off, not the gel coat. If there's any cracks they'll need to be assessed to get an idea if it's just the gel coat that's cracked or if the crack continues in the glass. Make sure the paint you use has a degree of flexibility when hardened. Both single and 2 pack boat hull paints will have some flex. Be sure to use paint suited to below the water-line too - not all are.

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Post by cooky » Wed May 23 2018 18:57

need a gel coat water it down a little with resin and add some wax

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Post by cooky » Wed May 23 2018 18:59

andrew_nagel wrote: ↑
Been at mine today. Just keying up the hull below the water line before painting one side at a time. 2-part boat expoxies aren't cheap and are more fuss to apply as you need to wear a vapour mask etc, but are the most durable by a country mile.

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you dont need a mask lol be a man im a fibreglass sprayer and we dont wear masks :)

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Post by andrew_nagel » Wed May 23 2018 20:35

cooky wrote: ↑
andrew_nagel wrote: ↑
Been at mine today. Just keying up the hull below the water line before painting one side at a time. 2-part boat expoxies aren't cheap and are more fuss to apply as you need to wear a vapour mask etc, but are the most durable by a country mile.

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you dont need a mask lol be a man im a fibreglass sprayer and we dont wear masks :)
You should use a mask for painting with epoxy if you don't want painters-brain! :narfuk:

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Post by andrew_nagel » Wed May 23 2018 20:44

Used Hempel Light Primer epoxy. It's a race painting in this heat as the paint starts skinning really quickly. 2 coats done. It'll get 3.
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Post by Ben » Wed May 23 2018 22:54

Mint job Andrew :thumbs:
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Post by fergie68 » Fri May 25 2018 08:22

keith the piker wrote: ↑
I've renovated several boats now and have to say that there is sadly no alternative but to apply a lot of brute force ... after the initial removal of anything flaking I sand down with wet and dry paper, used wet and by hand. It sounds like more work than it actually is in practice! This way, you are sure of achieving a good matt key for the priming coat. I then wipe down one side of the hull with white spirit before applying primer. I personally prefer to use boat paints rather than the two part epoxy finishes, (a) as it is easier to apply and (b) because it works! I now use International boat paints - 2 coats of Pre-Kote, lightly sanding down between them and then a top coat. I also think it is critical to do the painting in dry but not too hot conditions as any hint of dampness is a sure fire killer of a good and lasting finish ... I live in the far frozen North so that gives me about 1.5 days per year in which to paint!

Who do you use for your paints. ❓ Any chance of a link.
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Re: Painting a boat

Post by RAB-HENDO » Sat Jun 09 2018 19:15

Got the tub all ready too paint. Buffed tae fook😷ordered window seal trims and fender. Any tips on fender installation ???
Thought it could need heated up slightly πŸ€”???
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RAB-HENDO wrote: ↑
Got the tub all ready too paint. Buffed tae fook😷ordered window seal trims and fender. Any tips on fender installation ???
Thought it could need heated up slightly πŸ€”???
I used hot water to make the fender more pliable it's a mare to do it cold. I loaned a baby berco water heater and rolled the lot in the hot water gloves a must and would advise two of you doing it a rubber mallet helps to snug down onto the lip.
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Post by andrew_nagel » Sat Jun 09 2018 21:16

What Malc said.

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Post by RAB-HENDO » Mon Jun 25 2018 16:33

Cheers again. 2nd coat going on tomorrow. Costs are mounting πŸ˜†
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Post by fergie68 » Mon Jun 25 2018 17:40

What paint did you go for Rab. ❓
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Mon Jun 25 2018 18:21

Let you know tomorrow m8. M8 bought that
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Post by cooky » Mon Jun 25 2018 20:49

get a da and compressor you will burn out a orbital sander with too much wor start course then go fine

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Re: Painting a boat

Post by cooky » Mon Jun 25 2018 20:50

too late didnt see the post date or read comments lol

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