Like Tree0Likes

Painting Fiberglass

Reply
Old 01-06-2003, 11:14 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default Painting Fiberglass

It's time to put a coat of paint onto the old fiberglass dock box. It's just chalking too much and I really don't want to be out there waxing it. I want the paint to be maintenance free for a long time so I was thinking of a polyurathane, correct me if I'm wrong. Will a single part poly like Interlux hold up to the abuse or do I need to go with a two part paint?
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 03:02 PM
  #2
Registered
Thread Starter
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default

Not one person has an opinion on painting fiberglass? This is supposed to be the site of unparralled knowledge.
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 03:08 PM
  #3
searace
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

To do it right, for that application, i would use URO prime by dupont, then paint with IMRON 333 series polyurithane. Its cheap imron, but make sure you use the accellerator.

Hope this helps

HAWK POWER
www.searace.com
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 04:11 PM
  #4
Registered
Thread Starter
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default

Thanks,
Never thought about IMRON for this application. I've used it on my drives and tabs though.
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 04:18 PM
  #5
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Reindl Powerboats's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cincinnati
My Boats: Reindl 28 Vamp, Reindl One Design
Posts: 2,499
Default

You could 320 it, paint it with any automotive paint and then clear it to look really sharp. If it is a duarbility item, we use awlgrip.
Reindl Powerboats is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 08:23 PM
  #6
572scarab
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Sand with 320 single stage urathane it and be done with it. If you use a solid color you will not ever be able to tell it not base coat clear coat! Just my 2 cents as i would rather be boatin than painting! Unless you live in this F#*%ing snow S%$# cold A## state called OHIO!!!!!
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 09:45 PM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default

I was thinking that a two part would be better. Naturally not having to prime would be best since I just told a friend what I was doing to mine and he wants me to do 40 at his condo. Now the quality and durability of the job is even more important.
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2003, 07:46 PM
  #8
572scarab
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Single stage is a 2 part 4:1:10% 4 parts paint. 1part catalist 10% thinner. There is no need to prime just scuff and shot! unless fiberglass stands are starting to show.alot less time to do it this way than to base coat clear
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
gripit
Cigarette
8
03-31-2006 09:05 AM
jamieslib
Fiberglass and Paint
2
02-23-2006 10:59 PM
CAPTAIN CHUCK
General Q & A
16
03-18-2005 06:31 PM
olemissalum
General Boating Discussion
2
02-17-2004 11:02 PM
patrick22309
General Boating Discussion
0
07-21-2003 06:00 PM



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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.