Painting advice

Fin Fan

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Mar 14, 2015
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J
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Vaya con Dios
I am going to paint my boat, hull and inside, on my center console with a 2 part AlexSeal.

I plan on the roll and tip method, great with AlexSeal paints.

Anyone do this before? Could use a walk thru on it for process and materials. Let me know.

Jeff
 
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finfan

Almost A Member
Aug 2, 2005
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San Diego
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STEVEN
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32' Blackfin FB
I did my boat inside and out with Awlgrip. Advice would be to work in small areas when possible. When doing large areas, its good to have two people with one rolling and or tipping the other being a spotter for missed areas, drips, etc. Also remove as much hardware as you can.

The process for me was sand/prime/sand/prime/sand/topcoat. Was a lot of sanding.
Print the technical data sheets for the product and follow the instructions. Don't topcoat in humid/foggy weather.Lot of work but satisfying and a LOT cheaper than paying someone to do it.
Take pics...........
 

plj46

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Jan 7, 2008
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Socal
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john
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24 ft grady white
I did mine and it turned out pretty good.The only tips i have would be NOT to do it when it's hot out or in the sun.Maybe early morning or later afternoon.
 

ShadowX

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Oct 10, 2010
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Los Angeles
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Alex
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None
Use the Alexseal A5018 additive and you don't need to tip. Boatworks Today has an entire series on this paint job that you can go back to the prep work before he painted for more details.

He has a lot of good information on his channel on painting, glassing and other work. He knows what he is talking about.

 
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fly liner

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Apr 10, 2009
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hemet ca USA
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Josh
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21' crystaliner /15' prowler
I used total boat wet edge. On my transom. With that product very thin coats are crucial. A little goes a long way
 

ShadBurke

Just a Guy and his Boston Whaler
Oct 28, 2005
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Carlsbad
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Shad Burke
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22' Boston Whaler Guardian
I sprayed one of my 22 Guardians with awlgrip. It’s all about the prep work. Came out beautiful.

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