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Old 02-19-2009, 09:09 AM
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Strip, did you find a ladder? That is the same ladder used by Donzi, Sunsation, etc. It is usually powder coated. I'm surprised yours is rubber coated.
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I tried many times to get Donzi to paint my transom while it was being built , no way.
Couldn't get a reason that made sense to me. Can anyone fill me in on the reason some builders don't paint the transom?
Im having the same issue with my transom...staining and a pain to clean. Has anyone tried the vinyl wrapping process, but just on the transom. The vinyl would be easier to clean than the gel, just using soap and water to clean the back after taking the boat out of the water. Would the edge of vinyl be ripped off when crusing down the water ? dont mean to jack the thread, thought it was one in the same discussion.
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Strip, did you find a ladder? That is the same ladder used by Donzi, Sunsation, etc. It is usually powder coated. I'm surprised yours is rubber coated.

customryder [Jeff]has one. trying to make a deal with him.



Does it have the same bolt pattern and is it a folding style???Powder coated or just stainless would be allot better!! than yellow stained rubber

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Leave the damn thing off,,,who needs a later to run WOT ?!
Naw the girls have to have it

the worst part is your drunk buddy's don't push it in far enough to click, and your dragging it,They don't even try to put it up anymore they know I'm going to go behind them and check it
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I would not clear the Imron. No need and without it there is no chance of it yellowing over the years if you want to keep the boat which the currently economy is forcing people to do nowdays.

You'd be suprised how close the 555U is to the white gelcoat that boat manufacturers use.
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What do you suggest as a primer for the Imron to cover Epoxy and polyester gel coat???? Also, what grit finish to prep for the primer?

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Frank I need you to come help with mine,mines been like this for atleast 2 months
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Dam Rob, if you were not so far away I'd come help. Work is slow right now and I have some extra time, but Miss. is a long way from MD.

We painted the transom on the Sonic. What a huge difference in appearance and cleaning it made.
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What do you suggest as a primer for the Imron to cover Epoxy and polyester gel coat???? Also, what grit finish to prep for the primer?

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Paint is only as good as the undercoat, especially IMRON.

You will need to see if you can get IMRON in your area, in CA for example it is outlawed in my area, and then you will need an epoxy primer for the two to adhere properly - else, IMRON will chip off like any other paint. See what the DuPont rep recommends for primer between the two. Sand the transom area with 320 DA paper and then block it to 400 and paint. You'll need an accelerator for the IMRON, read the mixing amounts and use a respirator even out doors
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Frank I need you to come help with mine,mines been like this for atleast 2 months
Dude, i've been bustin my azz on this project for the last two weeks!! Been working on it when I get home from work from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm almost every night and on the weekends between family time. I hope to have it all done and painted by the end of the weekend if the weather cooperates!

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Paint is only as good as the undercoat, especially IMRON.

You will need to see if you can get IMRON in your area, in CA for example it is outlawed in my area, and then you will need an epoxy primer for the two to adhere properly - else, IMRON will chip off like any other paint. See what the DuPont rep recommends for primer between the two. Sand the transom area with 320 DA paper and then block it to 400 and paint. You'll need an accelerator for the IMRON, read the mixing amounts and use a respirator even out doors
Thanks Rik!!! Do you think I should prime the entire transom or the newly laminated areas? I know a lot of paints can be painted right over gelcoat but I'd like to make sure before I go to town on it!
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IMRON will attach itself to the Gelcoat so that should not worry you. Primer the area needed is what I'd do. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN, as there is probably some oil residue on the transom and Gelcoat is porous after all.

Shoot a light coat and see what happens, then another light coat and then paint as usual with IMRON. You can always wipe the wet paint off with acetone rather than letting it dry with fish eyes and sanding your butt off.
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