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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:42 AM
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hi Mike

Thanks for weight info, very useful. Why the clear top coat? Does it give more of a gloss?
Also any makes of paint, including the undercoat?

Is that undercoat an epoxy or polyurethene?

Simon
Hi Simon,
Not sure what type but I do know you cannot mix the two, every time I get second hand bat that needs painting I get it test sprayed to find out if it bubbles, then I have to sand it back to fibreglass.
Things I do to get boats looking like new so I can people in to the sport.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Can't say that for the stuff we get here both are 2 part polyurathane i'm guessing ,i've used hardner from one and paint from the other for touch ups with no probs,however if ya don't know i'd make shure and use the same products,one tip is the paint requires 15% thinners for spraying so i've had my painter use 25% and light coats,the thinners is also product specific and it evapourates so less paint but use a coulor that will cover white is best.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:52 PM
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With my boat nearing the painting stage I have spent the last two evenings looking and deliberating over the various options. I wont be employing a professional paint sprayer and unfortunately I don't know any either so a 2K spray job is out of the question. Although, with care it is possible to roller, brush on 2K paint. 2K car paint kits are available on e-bay from approx 30 inc P&P which seems quite a lot to me. However, International perfection marine 2 pack paint is over 40+P&P. As I dont intend to spend that much I'm probably going to use an oil based undercoat followed by a couple of coats of rattle can spray.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 01:21 PM
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You can get rattle can spray in epoxy i'd think that would be a tougher surface.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 02:19 PM
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I have used rattle can "Appliance Epoxy" on a couple of boats, seems pretty hard and looks good. I wet sand with 1000 grit and polish after it is fully hard.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Brit Pop sighting in Southern California. Hansen Dam is now the home to two. I had a chance to check these out and these boats are pieces of art. These two were built in Brazil by (sp) Astbury.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Brit Pop sighting in Southern California. Hansen Dam is now the home to two. I had a chance to check these out and these boats are oieces of art. These two were built in Brazil by (sp) Astbury.
They are like a bloody plague LOL
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Like a plague of LOCUSTS they devour all in there path.

I LOVE MINE
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Like a plague of LOCUSTS they devour all in there path.

I LOVE MINE
So does everyone I speak to
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Brit Pop sighting in Southern California. Hansen Dam is now the home to two. I had a chance to check these out and these boats are pieces of art. These two were built in Brazil by (sp) Astbury.
You need to get a BLUE one.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:45 AM
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You need to get a BLUE one.
If he does that you might end up sailing it
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:59 AM
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You need to get a BLUE one.
NOOOOOO !! Too many blue ones already ! ;-)
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:44 AM
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The other new one on our lake is blue, pics to come.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Sticky Back

Any one got a majic formula, that actually works for removing Stickyback goo?

Tried acetone, turps, metho, vinegar etc etc, Come back to the thumb nail each time.!!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Theres a product called Goo Gone or Goof Off.

Not sure if it is available in Australia, if not, google it and you may be able to identify the active ingrediants.

You may also try a citrus based cleaner.

Hope this helps.
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Any one got a majic formula, that actually works for removing Stickyback goo?

Tried acetone, turps, metho, vinegar etc etc, Come back to the thumb nail each time.!!
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