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Author: Dan Veilleux (montv...@skybest.com) contact the author
Subject: painting fiberglas
Info: (5691 views) Posted: Monday 9-26-11 08:21:11 AM
Thanks for the info and help. Do you apply two coats?

I have two canoes, one Fiberglas and one Royalex, which I will use for practice before I will tackle the Windmill.

:: 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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