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Old 08-22-2005, 08:48 AM
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I'm an experienced painter, have done loads of construction related equipment, trailers, ect.... mostly with enamels, and some base/ clear.

Ive decided to tackle the job of painting my new project boat, having zero experience with fiberglass I am looking for some suggestions.

How far down do I need to sand the origonal gellcoat before priming the hull?

how smooth does the hull need to be before priming...what grit do I finish with?

what kind of primer will I be needing..Brand?..Series??..ect.?

does primer need sanded before shooting the paint??

what kind of paint to use? is Automotive base/clear ok? or do I need something different?? Imron?...ect?

this boat will not be sitting in the water for any lenght of time maybe for a weekend at a time max.
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see glassdaves thread on "boat painting 101" int he fiberglass/paint section.. or call him
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Just spray paint it!!!!!!!!
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see glassdaves thread on "boat painting 101" int he fiberglass/paint section.. or call him
Yup you have to weed through a lot of BS but there is a ton of good info in there.

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Thrill,

What would it run to paint a dual axle boat trailer? The trailer is mostly in good shape, but has some rust on the springs/shackles and on the fenders. I'd assume it would have to be taken apart, each piece sandblasted or stripped, then repainted?
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Dock,

You'll end up doing more to it than that. I started like you, just need it blasted and painted, I'm now $3500 into the trailer! LOL.
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It never ends, eh? And I'm still planning on selling the boat... but I'll keep working on projects while I'm doing that. Know anyone, even a Canadian, that would like a twin 29 footer in good shape, with lots of amenities for the ladies. Or should I talk to Melly Jo about that....
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Hey now, why don't you get that dash all redone, trailer prettied up, new chartplotter and a couple of huffers for those mills and then we can talk.
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You sure you want huffers on a pair of 330 hp, cast-internals 454's? Man, I knew you Canucks were a little strange...
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Oh, forgot they were 330's .... KABOOM!
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