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kayak painting

Postby deadeyehawkins » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:37 pm

thinking of painting my kayak for duck hunting right now they are 12ft bright orange and yellow any suggestions
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Re: kayak painting

Postby KJV » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:15 pm

Paint won't stick to the plastic for long, no matter how good your prep is. Burlap and grass will be your friend.
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Re: kayak painting

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:26 am

You can sand it, but HDPE does not like to hold paint. Some areas you will not be able to get off and some will peel right off.
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Re: kayak painting

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:57 pm

I heard allumahyde is excellent on plastic. maybe you should try it?
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Re: kayak painting

Postby DuckinFool » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:35 pm

Is CamoClad an option?
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Re: kayak painting

Postby deadeyehawkins » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:18 pm

this is a tough one I know the burlap and grass idea might work out ok anyone heard of kayak socks
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Re: kayak painting

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:17 am

I have never heard of a "kayak socks" and I kayak 365 days a year.

You can build a blind and hope you can cove enough. We like to level the blind 1" 2" off the water as the raffia will drag on the water in a retrieve and slow you down. My buddies did that can he had to give it a trim. You'll just have to hope they are flying high and don't notice the yellow orange at the water line. Or maybe buy and earth tone kayak as an extra, hunting kayak.
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Re: kayak painting

Postby wraithen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:31 pm

I used krylon after I primed it with some plastic primer that was on the walmart rack near the krylon. No the paint won't hold up very well wherever the kayak gets rubbed in transport or along sandy or rocky ground but it's super cheap and not hard to use. I touched up once a season in the garage. I tried a burlap cover for a bit but as soon as a single strand touches the water it seems like it wicks to the entire thing and suddenly adds 40 lbs of water.

Also, be very careful when you fire from a kayak. You will lean into the recoil. This puts the opposite hip lower which tips the kayak that direction. This is why most guys think the recoil tipped them. It's actually that they were attempting to counter the recoil and flooded themselves.
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Re: kayak painting

Postby All-Day » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:45 pm

Camo-Clad. Sticks to just about any clean surface and it's tough.
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