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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by CatfishHunter » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:01 pm

thanks everyone and merry xmas! I used a 3 inch brush on the entire boat. no spraying or rolling. just brushed on then lightly tipped.



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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by GuyP » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:27 pm

Brush and tip. A new method to me. Looks good👍

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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by CatfishHunter » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 pm

not really any different then rolling and tipping. thin the paint properly, brush on a thin coverage on a small area then tip it off any imperfections and brush marks... :lol: how do you think they painted boats before the 50's.

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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:32 pm

Great job on your boat sir.
Merry Christmas to y’all.
My XF is docked 20ish miles south of Homosassa.
Hope to see your boat on the flats one of these days...
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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by Dr. Pete » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:56 pm

Hoping to catch up with you. Looks great! What are you going to power with and are you putting in a console? I just got first of 3 frames tabbed in today. Got a ways to go.

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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:54 pm

Catfish-what was the temp when you topcoated?

Asking for a friend.. thanks
My boat build is here -------->

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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by CatfishHunter » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:50 am

thanks guys. I have a 50 tiller to put on it right now and also the mercury 75 4 stroke that i plan on putting on the back but it needs to visit the shop and get a tiller handle put on.

The temps had to be in the mid 70's when i topcoated, tough winter I know, since I'm in florida lol.

Kiwigrip got put on the front decks and gunwales.(dont mind the dirty hatches they need some bleech) This stuff is alot rougher then I had thought and a little too rough for my liking but it looks great and went on easy. going to finish the floor and rear deck once this rain clears out.
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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by CatfishHunter » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:33 pm

kiwigrip on the decks and gunwales. I went back and brushed a thin coat over the tacked up nonskid and it took some of the aggressiveness out. Should feel a little better on the bare feet. finishing the floor tomorrow then the rigging begins...
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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:24 pm

I really like the use of the two colors, really looks good.
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Re: XF 20 Build

Post by CatfishHunter » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:40 pm

Almost there... throw my jack plate, tiller motor, and some hardware on this thing and i'll be on the water! 8)
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