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Author: Dave Ellis
Subject: painting fiberglas
Info: (3695 views) Posted: Friday 9-23-11 12:09:44 PM
Gloss. Rustoleum has a "Marine" paint. But I did not see enough difference to pay the premium price for it. I buy a quart for a Windmill. Gives me two coats, usually. I used to spray it on. But the last boat I did, the spray tip was messing up, so I brushed it on with a good brush. Sanded out just as good as sprayed. Brushed seemed to adhere better, too, somehow. Exotic paints just do not touch up very well. And I USE my boats. They getted dinged up. A dab of paint left over in the can makes the ding disappear with a little wet or dry sandpaper and polish after it dries. Dave Ellis

:: Dave, is there any special Rust Oleum formulation you
:: use?

:: I assume it is a gloss finish.

:: Did you spray it/

:: What words of wisdom might you have for application such
:: as thinning, reducers etc.
:: ::
:: ::
:: :: :: My boat 3933 need a paint job.
:: ::
:: :: :: I have read that some folks use RUST OLEUM
:: ::
:: :: :: I am not a competitor and the boat is dry sailed.
:: ::
:: :: :: I plan on a through washing with TSP, filling any holes
:: :: :: with Bondo, thoroughly sanding with 325 sandpaper.
:: ::
:: :: :: Is primer needed?
:: ::
:: :: :: Any suggestions on paint, preparation and application
:: :: :: would be appreciated.
:: ::
:: :: The idiot that uses Rust Oleum on his fiberglass boats
:: :: when they need refinishing is me.
::
:: :: I've won four Windmill National Championships with boats
:: :: painted thusly. No special prep needed. Sands out to a
:: :: REALLY high polish with the usual work and takes
:: :: whatever polish (not wax) you choose. I like it because
:: :: it is relatively cheap, readily available and can be
:: :: touched up when dinged.
::
:: :: Dave Ellis

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