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Painting new boat motor

Postby hoppy » Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:03 pm

I just bought a new 25hp engine . Should I paint it to match my boat or keep using the motor cover which is just something else to bring along. If i should paint it what and how would be the best way to do it so the paint wont chip off easily? Thanks
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:21 pm

Well I personally couldn't just sand down a brand new motor and paint away :eek: But if that trips your trigger by all means start sanding shoot some primer then throw on some paint, but I'd really just go with a motor cover
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:52 pm

You could also camoclad it.
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Postby Alaska Dave » Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:37 pm

Go with the camo clad.
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Postby kms399 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:46 pm

camo duck tape.
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Postby ol' yeller » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:05 am

You can always go the camo clad way which should work out just fine for you or you can go the way I went. I called a local boat shop and bought an old used cowling. I sanded it down and went after it with a grass stencil.

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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:41 am

I like yeller's idea :yes:
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Postby weedsnager » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:52 pm

camo clad, you can always remove it if you have to.
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Postby Deadeye_youth » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:57 pm

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Postby tuf-duc » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:26 pm

Get the removable Camo Clad.
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Postby weedsnager » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:30 pm

tuf-duc, why do you reccomend the removable? i pulled the entire transom area of my boat off, and it was the permanent, all you need is a heat gun. must people who comment on camo clad don't like the removable.
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Postby Duck Heaven » Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:40 pm

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I personally own 4 boats .... 2 of which are dedicated to Duck Hunting and the other 2 are strictly for fishing and pleasure boating.

My train of thought has always been ... that instead of painting up the motors to blend-in with my hunting background ... and commit that engine to eternal camoflage .... I would rather keep my investment diversified and just put a camoflage cover over it.

When I get to my chosen location for hunting waterfowl I simply shroud the engine with one of the cheap $2.00 camoflage pillow cases that sre sold at Cabellas or Gander Mountain.

My contention is this ..... if and when I decide to sell that motor ... since I have not comitted it to remain focused as a camoflaged motor for hunting ... I now have (2) additional potential consumer groups in which to sell it too.

1) Fisherman .. for their boats ..
2) Pleasure boaters for whatever their usage

Beleive me ... I have owned and have sold enough boats ... to figure out how to protect my investment.

... just my .02 cents ..

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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:37 pm

I would just get a camo case.
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