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Canoe Camo?

Postby Snaph » Fri May 20, 2005 9:07 pm

Do any of you know the best way to camo (paint or whatever) a plastic canoe? I got a good deal on one but it is red...can't have that. And yes, I am ready for smart ass answers...
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Postby Pete-pec » Fri May 20, 2005 9:29 pm

I think the best way to camo a canoe is to paint it in a single color such as dark green. The next thing to do is paint squiggly vertical stripes in two other colors such as light green and straw yellow. Now comes the best camo of all. Take the original base color (green) and hold reeds or grass (whatever is in your typical hunting area) up against the side of your canoe and paint over the reeds (with that original color) and voila! You have the perfect stencile. The only thing left behind is yellow and light green reeds with a dark green background. I've painted many boats and canoes using this technique. You can also use leaves from trees etc. I think that Sumac makes an awesome pattern. I painted my boat using two different schemes. Hardwood on one side and marsh grass on the other so I can blend with two different enviroments.

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Postby h2ofwlr » Fri May 20, 2005 9:48 pm

a plastic primer is the key. Go to good paint stores and ask LOTS of questions. The key is to bond the paint to the plastic--overwise it is forever flaking off. Also use spray painter--it goes on 10 times faster than a roller/brush. :thumbsup:
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Postby brdprey » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:00 am

good thing krylon has that plastic paint now. specifically made for plastic items...........hmmm such as a plastic canoe........... :thumbsup:
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Postby Snaph » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:55 pm

Thanks guys.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:33 pm

Snafu,
Glad you brought this up. Because last fall I too bought a red plastic canoe, and was wondering how to paint it.


I have also thought of using some of those stencils you can get out of a famous outfitter chain (dont want to be known as a :spam: er).

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Does anyone know anything 'bout these?

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Postby Snaph » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:11 pm

WOW, I was not going to get that fancy. But I like it. I would not call it SPAM if somebody is asking a way to do something, or a product that will get what we want done. If you are not making a buck off the product...who cares. I was looking for somebody that might have done this. I want paint that will not flake when the canoe flexes. And I got those answers. Pete...that was I had planned to do...so thanks again...but now I want to know more about the stuff Stouff was talking about. If you are afraid of spamming...PM me. My E-mail is no secret either.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:43 pm

I was just messin around. If I got docked for somthing like that, then...well anyways, it wouldn be a problem.

I was refering to the product in Cabelas, Ive seen that product used before (my neighbor even used it on his aluminum boat, it looks really nice).

But I need to find a good base coat that will stick to the plasitc good.

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Postby Wiskey River Dux » Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:09 am

Try Krylon Fusion. Its specially made for plastic, and it works good!
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