Crabby Patti2 C17

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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by Browndog » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am

The lesson I have learned on painting is that if the paint manufacturer says a minimum of two coats will cover after priming, then count on 4 or more to get consistent coverage and color if rolling and tipping. Usually the first coat looks bad, the second better, the third fair and the 4th good and 5th very nice. With light hand sanding with 400 grit before the last coat.

Spraying seems to produce the best finishes. Prep work before painting is essential. Paint won’t cover lumps, bumps, dips, gouges, etc. I really hate sanding, but to get a great finish requires a lot of it. Applying paint with a thin coat really helps to reduce drips and runs.



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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by pee wee » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:53 am

Cracker Larry found that hosing off the hull with water gave it a temporary glossy finish that was an indicator of how nice or bad things would look with paint on them. You're beyond that stage, though, just mentioning it for any readers who might benefit.

Nearly there with the paint, looking good!
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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by mohrscott » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 am

Pee Wee and Browndog; You have it exactly right. I resanded the two coat paint job with 120 then 220. Added a third coat; sanded with 220; fourth coat then 220; final coat with best best 1/4” nap roller I could buy then tipped with a 2” foam brush. What difference! Looks really nice now. Will post photos when I get the waterline strip cut in. Thank all.

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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by Salty F17 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm

Good to know that you were able to correct your issue with the paint job looking forward to more pics
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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 pm

Glad it worked for you Crabby Scott!!!! Jeff

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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by steeps » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:10 pm

Can't wait to see the finished product.
Great work
Ever try a mohair roller vs foam?

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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by mohrscott » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:10 pm

Not sure if my roller was mohair; but it was not foam, I bought the best furry nap roller i could get, 1/4"..

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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by mohrscott » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:16 pm

I got some sanding discs from a friend in California; mesh cloth; grit on one side Velcro on the other. Sand pulls air thru the whole disc notjust five holes. They are for fiberglass and they worked great.
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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by pee wee » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:08 am

mohrscott wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:16 pm
I got some sanding discs from a friend in California; mesh cloth; grit on one side Velcro on the other. Sand pulls air thru the whole disc notjust five holes. They are for fiberglass and they worked great.
I found the mesh discs work great for sanding wood, too.

Any idea who he buys from? It looks the same as the Mirka Abranet I use, wonder how it compares in quality and price?
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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Post by mohrscott » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:19 pm

I got mine from a relative, IES abrasives , so I don't know if he sells them. but I see Amazon carries them

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