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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Flemington, N.J. U.S.A

    what bilge paint ,again ?

    I know ,this topic is old ,but so am I and I can't remember everything . What do you guys use to paint the bilge nice ,bright ,smooth ,white ? Paints or epoxys please . I don't think I want to do Jell coat . Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    kansas city


    Just finished my cigarette bilge was bright white awlgrip. My painter used light grey gelcoat and splattered purple and yellow.
    I think is way better than the bright white and easy to clean.Can
    email you a pic if interested best of luck.

  3. #3
    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    Boot if you use Gelcoat make sure the guy that sprays it knows what to add to make it harden. You need more then just the catalist for it to air dry. The buthead that did my boat messed up and most of the new paint has wached away!!! All that work for nothing

  4. #4
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    My Boats:
    2004 38 Fountain Lightning
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    Mar 2001
    Kennesaw, GA, USA

    I used a product from Pettit called Polypoxy. It is high gloss bright white and chemical resistant. It's been in for 1 year and still looks like new. It is easy it clean also. If this link works you can check out the photos.

    Good luck


  5. #5
    My Boats:
    93Avanti 27' 502
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Gainesville Fl.
    I used Interlux bilgekote and there primer stands up to any oil , gas or sluge absorption. then I spyder it in lacquer ,purple&black.

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    My Boats:
    1997 Sunsation Aggressor, 2002 Regal 3060 Commodore
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Lemont, IL
    From what I was told during my info gathering process on recoating my bilge area was that gelcoat when sprayed has a very pronounced orange peel effect which to me would be a pain in the ass to clean. How did your gelcoat come out in regards to that. I would be interested in seeing those pictures. A gelcoat guy quoted me 350.00 to prep and spray the bilge area on my 20' jet boat project. Bilge area is not that large being a single engine. Is that price in line with yours if you do not mind me asking.

    I am also inquiring on having imron sprayed
    inside. I looked into Easypoxy but am concerned with water having constant contact being that jets inherently require some leakage inside. Easy poxies warns that it is not suitable for continuous submersion.

    Definately caught between a rock and a hard place on this one. I want to do this once and only once!


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