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#156634 - 10/08/08 03:51 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: waterbug_wpb]
mikekrantz Offline
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Here's a pic of the other side of the boat.

[image]http://www.twinhulls.com/08ldrace/pages/DSC_2106.html[/image]

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#156635 - 10/08/08 05:13 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: mikekrantz]
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I'll bet the chicks dig that....
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#156636 - 10/08/08 05:49 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: waterbug_wpb]
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Plus vinyl isn't a permanent thing. Don't like it?,just peel it off.

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#156637 - 10/08/08 06:58 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: waterbug_wpb]
Kevin Cook Offline
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I'll try to address the question about toxicity. People have a huge range of opinions on this - some extremists will not approach the stuff in anything less than a space suit. So, I will state for the record I am a moderate - I don't want to poison myself but I want a great finish.
There is a toxic solvent in LPU paints called DiIsocyanate. Like most chemical agents your risk to this is proportional to your cumulative exposute. If you spray boats every day you need a positive pressure respirator - no doubt about it. If you spray one boat a year it may be acceptable to use a half mask chemical cartidge respirator with certain precautions. The precautions are that you do a fit check of the mask and always use brand new cartridges every day you paint. One reason this particular solvent is dangerous is that it is oderless so, unlike solvents with an oder, you have no way to know when your chemical cartridges are used up - hence change them every time. This is only my approach - everyone should read up on the subject until you are comfortable with risk level.

Rolf - I have used 10 year old AwlGrip in unopened containers with great results. I have read the base is extremely stable and the catlyst (activator) some what less so.

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#156638 - 10/08/08 08:48 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]
tami Offline
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I'm votin' with Kevin. (it's "Akzo Nobel" btw.)

AwlGrip ROCKS! You paint it once, you don't need to paint again. Hell, AG even BRUSHES on well. AG might kill me, but I'm gonna look real good on the way out.

The below picture is of a something like 10 year old paint job. The splash graphics are painted, like the rest of the boat, with AwlGrip. the text graphics are vinyl


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#156639 - 10/11/08 02:55 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: tami]
Breakwater Offline
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I am just about to undertake painting my 1970's Tornado, and it's going to be done with awlgrip and a HVLP air gun.

Any pictures of well painted cats would be great as inspiration.

I uploaded a Tornado that I found somewhere on the web, The paint job looks great, but the dark black color concerns me for head absorption.

Any other nicely painted boats around?


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#156640 - 10/13/08 01:40 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Breakwater]
Kevin Cook Offline
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Breakwater,
Sorry I don't have any good picture of my Tornados. If the dark boat you saw had Marstrom hulls the temperature dosen't really matter. These boats are built of s-glass prepreg and baked in an oven. So the heat distortion tepmperature of the resin in in excess of 250 degrees or 350 degrees depending on the material used. For older hulls made of wet layup polyester, dark colors could be an issue.

Kevin

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#156641 - 10/13/08 03:23 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]
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tami, that is an amazing looking cat...
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#156642 - 10/13/08 04:19 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: MN3]
Undecided Offline
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its soo amazing that it can turn a trimaran in to a cat

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#157150 - 10/15/08 08:39 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: MN3]
tami Offline
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Thank you, Andrew.

Let's see if this works:

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