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Old 03-06-2023, 08:13 PM
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I hate to ask, I'm sure it is in here somewhere, but what did you use for bilge paint. My boat, I think has Bilge Coat. It looks good for the age of the boat, the engines are out, I have cleaned it, but it gets dirty fast with just dusty shoes while in there replacing fuel lines, clamps, cleaning up the cableing etc.
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Old 03-06-2023, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Helmwurst View Post
I hate to ask, I'm sure it is in here somewhere, but what did you use for bilge paint. My boat, I think has Bilge Coat. It looks good for the age of the boat, the engines are out, I have cleaned it, but it gets dirty fast with just dusty shoes while in there replacing fuel lines, clamps, cleaning up the cableing etc.
Mines actually sprayed in (thatís a lot of fun lol) sherwin Williams single stage automotive paint. I spent many hours in there prepping with body filler, sanding with DAís (even block sanding in the front) and a few applications of sprayable polyester putty, then urethane primer to get it pretty smooth. Itís not perfect but most of the visible areas are pretty straight. I knew it would be kept pretty clean and urethane automotive paint is very resistant to oil or trans fluid, etc. so thatís what I used.
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Old 03-07-2023, 07:40 AM
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One of the nicest bilges I've seen!
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Old 03-07-2023, 08:46 AM
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I agree with Knot 4 Me. I just want mine to be oil and other fluid resistant. Whatever had been spilled, tracked dropped or whatever, seems to be stubborn to clean off. My bilge has always been dry and kinda clean, I was just looking to see what I might be able to do to just hose it out if needed when it gets dirty. Thanks for the reply!
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What an amazing Thread! I was following it about 5 years ago and just got signed back in and continued.. Great work full of useful information! The boat looks amazing, Well done!
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Old 03-14-2023, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hblair View Post
Thanks Dan, Good call on the trailer. I was actually planning on painting those brackets since the engines were out. They ugly.
Polish them?
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Old 03-21-2023, 11:42 AM
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When I went back and looked at the first post on this project and look at it today, I am thinking "wow, somebody had a vision and stuck with it" This boat is likely 2x the boat it was brand new and probably much better than anyone here could imagine ir turning out like this! Just friking amazing! Well done, keep it up.
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