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quick education in boat painting

Postby tknight006 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:24 pm

I have a 14 foot aluminum that Ive always used rattle cans to stencil and I'm looking to repaint with a solid color

Basic questions:
What type paint is best for aluminum (oil, latex, etc)
Is primer essential?
What grit sand paper for prep work?
Do electric paint sprayers suck?

I know I could use parker duck boat paint, I'm simply exploring options

Thanks in advance

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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby TomKat » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:33 pm

YES you want etching primer.

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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby Cujo1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:52 pm

TK, pm sent
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby calebmac » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:01 pm

Check out Lock Stock and Barrell. It's self priming. I used it on a wood and fiberglass boat that I made and it turned out pretty good. I'm pretty sure I've heard of other guys using it on aluminum boats, but I could be wrong. Lou is a top notch guy from my experience with him, and I'm sure he could answer any questions.
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby tknight006 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:51 am

Cujo1 wrote:TK, pm sent



Cujo,

I don't have a PM from you....
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby t_baker » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:37 am

He was referring to tomkat I believe.
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby tknight006 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:24 am

ah, touche
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:51 pm

tknight006 wrote:
Cujo1 wrote:TK, pm sent



Cujo,

I don't have a PM from you....

Ya, sorry about that, I was aiming for Tomkat, don't see him around much, used to be a steady contributor around here, good guy :thumbsup:
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:53 pm

As mentioned, sand lightly, clean thoroughly, self-etching primer, let cure, paint.
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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby j.digiacomo » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:56 pm

Self etching primer is a must on aluminum. Any quality duck boat paint will do on top of a good primer base. Scuffed with a scotch brite pad and then painted. I used parkers on mine. Sprayed through an HPLV gun, but an electric one i've heard will work. never tried it personally.

my build thread goes through my process step by step.

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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby tknight006 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:01 am

j.digiacomo wrote:Self etching primer is a must on aluminum. Any quality duck boat paint will do on top of a good primer base. Scuffed with a scotch brite pad and then painted. I used parkers on mine. Sprayed through an HPLV gun, but an electric one i've heard will work. never tried it personally.

my build thread goes through my process step by step.

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Thanks for the link.... I'm jeaslous of your gun box. I want to do the same, but would have to remove my middle bench. I have no problem doing this, but wouldn't have anywhere for guys to sit.

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Re: quick education in boat painting

Postby Super X 3 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:24 am

Painted many. Found that self etching primer is not really a must.

Clean, sand, and clean again. Wipe down with distilled white vinegar and allow to dry six hours then paint with flat enamel. The last one I painted I bought a gallon of flat tan and added flat black till I got the color I wanted. This boat is my duck boat. It used to be a G3 Bass Boat...bright aluminum! I pulled the 50hp, steering console, and painted.

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