Painting the bottom of a production boat

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Painting the bottom of a production boat

Post by jeater25 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:57 pm

I have everything demo'd and want to finish the outside of the boat since its lighter now (and I'm a one man operation) and easier to turn over and maneuver around. My question is what can I put on the bottom of a production boat with out grinding down to glass and starting over and I want it to have some color (not opposed to graphite on bottom just may have to be a black boat with splashes of tan)? The boat is a 20 foot trailered bay boat, and I'd like it to be a one time thing or at least a long time before I do it again.


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Re: Painting the bottom of a production boat

Post by terrulian » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:51 pm

You can paint over gelcoat, no need to strip down to glass. Clean and fair, lightly sand for tooth, and you're good. If you want a long lasting paint you should probably go with a 2-part like the coatings sold here.
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