Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > Technical > Fiberglass and Paint
Top Gun Swimplatform >

Top Gun Swimplatform

Like Tree2Likes

Top Gun Swimplatform

Reply

Old 04-04-2017, 08:21 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
My Boat: CIGARETTE TOP GUN
Posts: 3,604
Default Top Gun Swimplatform

I am interested in re finishing our aluminum swim platform. Plan on blasting it first for prep. There is some corrosion and pitting. Any advise as to what I can use for filling? Also how should we finish it. Will powder coat work on a filler? Or am I stuck with paint? Thanks.
1MOSES1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2017, 01:52 AM
  #2
Charter Member # 55
Charter Member
 
Griff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Omaha
My Boat: .......32............. ............Active Thunder....
Posts: 16,994
Default

It depends on how deep the pitting is. Powdercoat will fill in and level out small imperfections.
Griff is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2017, 08:03 AM
  #3
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
My Boat: CIGARETTE TOP GUN
Posts: 3,604
Default

Originally Posted by Griff View Post
It depends on how deep the pitting is. Powdercoat will fill in and level out small imperfections.
Too pitted to cover with powder coat...
1MOSES1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2017, 08:28 AM
  #4
Registered
iTrader: (2)
 
kreed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,406
Default

Then use body filler to smoothe out the imperfections...and paint it.
kreed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2017, 01:30 AM
  #5
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
iTrader: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
My Boat: Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
Posts: 12,883
Default

you also have to be careful when powdercoating pitted or corroded aluminum. the heat/baking part of the process can cause out gassing in oxidized areas.
__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )
glassdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2017, 07:51 PM
  #6
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Zero Patience's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Crystal River Fl,USA
My Boat: Cigarette Top Fish Sport, trip 400 R. And a Skater 308, 400R.
Posts: 1,581
Default

Blast, then Alodine conversion process, acid then converter, then filler, then awlgripTwo part epoxy primer, then sand, then primer again if you sanded through, then awlgrip
Zero Patience is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser