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Old 09-19-2021, 04:55 PM
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Iím redoing my Ď02 Prototype (pre-Joker). Im trying to duplicate the spatter effect like you find in Daytonaís using gel coat. Any old Eliminator employees out there that can tell me how they do the spatter effect so weíll? Iíve experimented with just a brush flicking it, thatís no good. Iíve been told to try a drywall texture hopper or a ďdump gunĒ which is whatís used to spray gelcoat. Any ideas?

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Why? All it does is help to camouflage any stress cracks in the gelcoat and stringers.
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Iím not a huge fan of the look personally. I think it looks datedÖ

maybe try the fiberglass and paint forum?
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A prototype is an all foam core hull and stringers, it gets stress cracks all over the place, so hiding them is the whole point. I guess nobody has experience doing this, Iíll keep experimenting Iíll get it eventually. Thanks
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A prototype is an all foam core hull and stringers, it gets stress cracks all over the place, so hiding them is the whole point. I guess nobody has experience doing this, Iíll keep experimenting Iíll get it eventually. Thanks
I'm not familiar with that boat brand, but I think the technique you are referring to is cobwebbing. We used to use it on custom car paint jobs in the early 1970's. Take an old suction feed spray gun (we used a Binks #7), put in unthinned paint, crank up the line pressure PSI and shoot it on a test panel. We mostly used lacquer back then, but there shouldn't be any reason you couldn't use a PPG or other contemporary paint. You may have to experiment with the viscosity of the paint. When you get the desired result put on a couple of clear top coats. I hope you find this helpful.
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Originally Posted by 1MOSES1 View Post
Iím not a huge fan of the look personally. I think it looks datedÖ

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I had no idea there was a fiberglass forum, dha ??
best advice yet thanks
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Originally Posted by SpeedJunkieMatt View Post
Iím redoing my Ď02 Prototype (pre-Joker). Im trying to duplicate the spatter effect like you find in Daytonaís using gel coat. Any old Eliminator employees out there that can tell me how they do the spatter effect so weíll? Iíve experimented with just a brush flicking it, thatís no good. Iíve been told to try a drywall texture hopper or a ďdump gunĒ which is whatís used to spray gelcoat. Any ideas?
Eliminator is a west coast boat. Head over to Riverdavesplace.com. You should get an answer there within hours...I believe Eliminator employees hang out there as well...
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or here https://www.boatdesign.net/forums/
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Eliminator is a west coast boat. Head over to Riverdavesplace.com. You should get an answer there within hours...I believe Eliminator employees hang out there as well...
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Find ďGel CoaterĒ on river Daveís.
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