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Paint suggestions? #277987
03/15/15 11:15 PM
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I just bought a used G-cat 5. Its my first sailboat ever. She is in good shape but needs a fresh coat of paint. Any brand suggestions or tips?

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Re: Paint suggestions? [Re: Gmerrell] #278029
03/19/15 12:38 PM
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I am by no means an authority on this but I think, if possible the best solution is to buff out the gel coat. Having said that, last year I decided to paint my boat. After much research I decided to try http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/marine-coatings/topside-paint You can brush it, roll it or spray it. I sprayed it and was pretty happy with the results. I've also used Basecoat/Clearcoat automotive paint on fiberglass boats but eventually the clear started to peal off and the stuff is pretty toxic.

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Did you use the White? And presumably you did various sanding after painting?


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is there paint on it now? or gel-coat?

if gel coat you can use acid to clean it and a "poly" product to seal and shine it up

I use new glass 2

a lot easier and cheaper than painting

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Yep - White. I just followed the instructions, sand, primer, paint. It took a couple/three coats since I was spraying it.


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