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#157177 - 10/15/08 07:41 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: tami]  
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Tami,
That is pretty cool. I still can't seem to get still pictures posted much less video! Is this the same boat in the earlier picture with the new paint job?
Kevin

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#157221 - 10/16/08 06:12 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]  
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This is the same boat in the earlier picture, and that paint job in all cases ;-) was done about 10 years ago.

That's my point, that is, that AwlGrip may be scary, but it sure is good stuff. The rudder case, which is of wood, had begun to 'check' and so Handsome Husband Jay wanted to repaint it. Not having a compressor and gun thanks to Miz Katrina, HHJ decided to go the brushing route, so he added the prescribed amount of brushing additive to the paint mix. Stuff went on so smoothly it looks sprayed and you wouldn't know it was brushed (well there are a couple sags, but that's not the paint's fault.) No rolling and tipping necessary, just brush it on with a good brush.


Re: posting pictures: At the 'reply' screen, fourth icon from the left is the 'image' icon. Click on it, and there will be a dragdown menu with four 'floating' options. Click on the one of interest, and it will then ask you for the link to your image. Apparently there's not an option to upload images (or video) directly, but you can host your image at Flickr or Photobucket, etc. (I like Flickr, it's a Yahoo product so no extra signup.) and then use the aforementioned menu to link to your hosted image. The icon to the right of the 'image' icon, or the fifth from the left, is the 'video' icon and it works in the same way: a dialogue window pops up, and you insert the link to your video wherever it might be hosted. Saves space here on catsailor.com's servers to link to other hosts rather than receiving uploaded images/video.


#157315 - 10/16/08 03:12 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: waterbug_wpb]  
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Flight Risk was painted 3 years ago with high quality 3 part(paint, catalyst, clearcoat) auto paint(Viper Red and Corvette Yellow, PPG I think), and it's holding up very well. Except where I scrape it off! It sits out for about 8 months of the year. (How do we add pics now?)

Dave


#157348 - 10/16/08 06:07 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: tami]  
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OK Tami, I followed your directions but it appears to post the URL instead of a picture. Does this show up as an image to you? Kevin [img]http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/...75526/a=130509924_130509924/t_=130509924[/img] [img]

#157354 - 10/16/08 06:40 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]  
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[Linked Image]

I hope you can see her in my post, 'cause I can. Wow. I went thru some stuff to get to this point.

I do believe that 'snapfish' doesn't allow direct links or something.

What I did is:

I copied and pasted the URL from your post, so I could get to your Snapfish page. Then I copped the image to my desktop and looked at the image's name. Then I went back to your Snapfish page and viewed its source and did a search for the image name. I then tried just that link, which was unbelievably long, in the dialogue box here at catsailor. That didn't work. So I said fuggit and took your image and hosted it at my Flickr site. When I'm logged into Flickr, and I click on the large size version of the image, I get options on that page for a link or the url for the image itself. That's what I pasted in at the dialogue box here.

I suspect this is a Snapfish issue, but someone else might can answer that for sure.

ANYHOO,

Very very nice looking boat! is she a Newick?

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#157357 - 10/16/08 07:10 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: tami]  
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Thanks Tami. She is my own design. Took me four years to build.

#157690 - 10/20/08 11:34 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: davefarmer]  
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Flight Risk pics. Thanks for the attachment directions Rick!

Dave

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#157722 - 10/20/08 01:43 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: waterbug_wpb]  
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I like this one, looks like paint but I will do something similar in decals on mine

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#157900 - 10/21/08 08:35 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: TEAMVMG]  
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so would a polyurethane resin paint such as interlux work?

#157943 - 10/22/08 01:27 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: ryanm]  
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Yes,
Interthane Plus is very similar to Awlgrip. People have their favorite brands but honestly, I don't see a big performance difference between the ones I have used (interthane, awlgrip, polane, imron)

#157953 - 10/22/08 03:06 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]  
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how much paint is needed for a 16 foot boat? say if i used awlgrip

#157968 - 10/22/08 04:29 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: ryanm]  
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One quart is more than you need but that's the smallest package for awlgrip. You would need a quart of base color and a pint of activator plus some thinner. I used to paint tornados with a quart of Interthane Plus and always had leftovers.

#157971 - 10/22/08 04:55 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]  
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How much weight would a finish of Awlgrip or similar add to an 18 ft cat?


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#158003 - 10/23/08 05:13 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: ejpoulsen]  
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I am looking at the spec sheet for Desothane which is made by PPG. Very much like the other brands. .oo75 lbs/ft**2 or 36.6 g/M**2 per 1 mil coat of paint. Takes two coats.

Kevin

#158011 - 10/23/08 06:26 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: Kevin Cook]  
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to answer Poulsen's question, two things:

1. You ought to sand off the gelcoat, or nearly all of it, anyway. Since gelcoat is heavier than paint, it'll be a wash;

2. How good a painter are you? Your ability to lay paint will vary its thickness.

#158361 - 10/27/08 08:23 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: tami]  
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So how much sandind is required (sounds like a lot) how do you know when you have completely sanded down the clear? does anyone have any links to the paint (places to buy?)
thanks a lot
P.s. i am new here and i love this site!!
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#158363 - 10/27/08 08:34 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: JonBrown]  
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When I sanded out my NACRA Sq I used an electric sander, so it really wasn't that hard work

I began with a pretty aggressive grit paper. It might have been in the 60 range, but for some reason I keep thinking it was 85

I sanded, all over the boat, front to back, then went back to front again. When I just began to see black or bits of a different colour beneath the grey (the old NACRA had grey gelcoat) I called that 'done.'

I didn't sand every last bit of gelcoat off, and since I was painting over, I am pretty sure my finish sanding was in the 80-grit range to give 'tooth' to the surface for good paint adhesion.

Once painted, THAT was when the work commenced... wet-sanding, by hand, to a 1200 grit finish

As far as places to buy... well, unless you just want to deal with purchasing a rig, you can take the COMPLETELY PREPPED!!! sanded, taped off whatever ou want to block, that sort of thing... hulls to a commercial paint house and get them to hit your boat.

#158367 - 10/27/08 09:21 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: tami]  
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thanks for the quick reply. about how long did it take you to prep the boat? how much sandpaper did you go through? and the sander you used i am assuming a palm orbital?
thanks again
JonBrown

#158368 - 10/27/08 09:22 AM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: JonBrown]  
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so you wet sanded the whole boat after painting? and how did you apply the paing? thanks.

#158385 - 10/27/08 01:45 PM Re: Boat paint schemes [Re: JonBrown]  
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I dunno, it was some hours, but I don't recall it being God-awful brutal long.

I don't know how much sandpaper

I used two different sanders: one a random-orbital that had been in an auto body shop rather large-ish rectangular thing, and also a palm orbital

I prepped the boat and then brought it to a friend who is in the industrial painting business as in, shipbuilding yard type stuff. Boat is 'Buoy Yellow' two-part something industrial, hell I don't even know what the paint is, but I expect it's an LP. It's been good paint.

My trimaran is AwlGrip.

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