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Old 02-12-2009, 01:56 PM
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Question Painting my Hustlers transom vs gel coat ?

Is there any cons on painting the outside transom?

My transom is staying dingy looking now,Ive been using the hull cleaner and it has etched the gel, so it gets stained ever time out in the boat,we have a real muddy lake here.My fiberglass/painter guy is recommending we paint it ,because with even wet sanding and buffing its still going to stain,I am thinking this will eliminate the staining and be just like the side that have paint and ya just wash it and the scum line washes off,I Figure paint it the same color as the white gel on the boat now.I have the boat striped down anyway.

I would appreciate any opinions and EXPERIENCE advice on paint vs gel?

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Rob, how about sanding out the discolored gel then clear coating?
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yea, i might need a new ladder too,
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Paint it. A painted surface and a dark color will be much easier to clean.
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Is there any cons on painting the outside transom?

My transom is staying dingy looking now,Ive been using the hull cleaner and it has etched the gel, so it gets stained ever time out in the boat,we have a real muddy lake here.My fiberglass/painter guy is recommending we paint it ,because with even wet sanding and buffing its still going to stain,I am thinking this will eliminate the staining and be just like the side that have paint and ya just wash it and the scum line washes off,I Figure paint it the same color as the white gel on the boat now.I have the boat striped down anyway.

I would appreciate any opinions and EXPERIENCE advice on paint vs gel?

Thanks
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Paint it. My transom is painted dark purple and cleans much easier than my old sonic with white gel. Maybe you can paint the ladder too?
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dark color paint.....
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Paint it.

If your going to leave the hardware on then I would 1/4" fine line
around all of it.
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First, clean the heck out of it, use a good oil cleaner to get the oil that has seeped into the gel.

Go purchase some Imron 555U Mixing tint white paint and some activator and accelerator.

Mask and wet sand the transom with 400.

Mask and clean again. Make sure you use a fish eye additive and cover the entire boat really well.

Put on a respirator. Paint it.

Give 2 days before you do anything crazy. 24 hrs if you want to sand out any runs.

In the LONG run, the Imron will be easier to clean, keep clean and maintain than the gelcoat. It will not yellow and cleaning the exhaust soot off will be much easier. A simple wax job will clean it and keep it clean.
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Paint it.

If your going to leave the hardware on then I would 1/4" fine line
around all of it.
Ive got every thing off except the trim tab mounting plates.They have sealer pushed out around them, figured they didn't need resealing.

I think a dark color would not mesh with all the colors,and I like white,


GO4BROKE its a rubercoated ladder ,now its yellowed and stands out.I wonder if they make a stainless one just like it,I don't know the name of the manufacture of it.

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