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Old 10-16-2004, 06:18 PM
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going to paint the bildge, havn't decided what color, white , grey, or other.

what do you think.
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:24 PM
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Can't go wrong with white...spot all leaks as soon as you look in the engine compartment.
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I'm thinking white brush on Bilgecoat. Easy to apply, keep clean and touch up. Does anyone know how warm it should be to apply?
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I'm thinking white brush on Bilgecoat. Easy to apply, keep clean and touch up. Does anyone know how warm it should be to apply?
I was planning on using white bilgecoat too. Their website says 50-85 degrees to apply. The colder the temp the longer it takes to dry. They recommend 2 coats.

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Painted mine last weekend, I used white Rustoleum. We'll see how long it lasts.
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Don't rush the prep!!! You can easily use Gel coat if you want and apply it with a brush. I like light grey for most. What kind of boat? What colors are already on it?

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Painted mine last weekend, I used white Rustoleum. We'll see how long it lasts.
Rust Oleum works OK, but it is not as thick as BilgeKote, or other Epoxies.

What actually works great, is more readily available, and less expensive than BilgeKote, is a product by Sherwin Williams called TileClad(get the HS, High Solids), it can be bought at any Sherwin Williams Industrial paint supply, costs a little over $100 for a gallon of Paint, and a gallon of hardener, and reducer for cleanup, makes 2 gallons, enough to paint yourself silly!!!
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I have a white bilge at the moment, it shows all the marks. My last boat had grey that I used two part epoxy paint and it came out great. Brushed it on. The oil wiped up from the grey easily, but my white bilge is alot more work. I am in the process of repainting it to grey.

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I am using gel-cote on mine. Mix it 1:1 with Duratec and no sanding or mold release! I've got about 20 hrs of prep so far. The best way to sand down the old get is to use an angle grinder with 50 or 80 grit sand paper. Goes through it like a hot knife through butter! You will need a resperator, goggles, long sleeves and a hat!!!!
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has anyone used anything other then white or grey, (red,blue,ect...).
could i use a airless paint sprayer instead or rolling.
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