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#1195580 - 02/22/09 07:11 PM Painting a boat question..
ShaneHallum
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I just picked me up a nice little boat today.. But the thing is a mint green color.. it's an older fiberglass boat.. What steps do I need to take to paint this boat? Will paint even stick to it. I wanna paint it camo. So I can hunt out of it.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#1195813 - 02/22/09 09:17 PM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: ShaneHallum]
fishboy1
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IF you are just trying to camo and dont care if it is "pretty" Give it a good wash down and scrub with a scotchbrite pad. Use some kind of soap that will strip wax or TSP.(?)

Then have at it with spray paint. You will need to touch it up ever season or so, but it is cheap to do and you don't have a lot invested.

Just remember to start with the lightest colors first and work your way out with the darker colors.
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#1195962 - 02/22/09 11:18 PM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: fishboy1]
ShaneHallum
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Should I put a clear coat over it? I don't care about the looks of the boat that much.
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#1195971 - 02/23/09 12:03 AM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: ShaneHallum]
cbcs1987
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I wiped mine down with acetone and painted it olive drab and flat black. dont clear coat it. it will just shine then.
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#1195977 - 02/23/09 05:04 AM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: cbcs1987]
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You can buy purpose camo colors (they are ultra flat tan, green, dark green, and black)... Can't miss it at wal mart/lowes/ your local paint store. Painting your boat camo is a great Idea. If you think about it, it's already green, so if you chip some paint off, so what right? the lighter green won't be as noticeable as you think if it was the shine through your camo pattern somewhere. IMO (in my opinion) don't paint anything on the inside of the boat camo, dark colors in the camo get hot, and stay hot in the summer time.


Both mine, and my dads boats are camo, he painted his seats tan, I painted my grey. The grey is a "cooler" color, for the interior.

Send some pics of the the boat, and maybe I could give you some Ideas, as well as anyone else to stumbles onto this thread.


Edited by J Hartman (02/23/09 05:05 AM)
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#1195978 - 02/23/09 05:07 AM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: J Hartman]
J Hartman
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Where is Rock island? I'll come paint it for you... =)
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#1196054 - 02/23/09 06:59 AM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: J Hartman]
ShaneHallum
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If I knew how to post pics of it I would. The inside of the boat is the same mint green color. I'm thinking about putting carpet everywhere inside.
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#1196159 - 02/23/09 08:21 AM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: ShaneHallum]
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When you carpet, DONT glue it down. Get a snap kit from boatersworld.com or other outlet.

Carefully cut the carpet 1/2" too big for the floor. Use a torch to burn the fuzz off the edge of the carpet, then use Gorilla glue and run a thin bead all the way around the edge of the carpet to keep it from unravelling. Once this dries add your snaps to the carpet and floor of the boat. Put a dab of 5200 or 5400 sealant on the snap screws.

When you are done fishing, you can unsnap the carpet and hose it out, then lay it over the trailer frame to dry. Keeps the carpet from acting like a giant sponge and rotting your decks out. Also keeps the dirt/sand factor down. Nothing like running 30 knots into a breeze with dirty carpet.

After you mark the carpet with the cut out pattern, but before you cut it, get it wet and lay it in the sun to dry. Then compare the lines to your pattern. This will give you an idea of the "shrinkage" factor of that carpet. If it shrinks a lot, you will have a hard time getting the snaps on when it is dry, and it will get 'saggy' when wet.
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#1196296 - 02/23/09 10:09 AM Re: Painting a boat question.. [Re: fishboy1]
ShaneHallum
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good advice. Going to order my carpet and camo seats today... I've got to get rid of this green color.. lol it's horrible.
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