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09-28-2007, 01:48 PM
I have a 1990 19' Barreta that I have had the inside plushed out. My problem is the outside of the hull is very dull and seems like most of the gel coat is gone. Can I paint the outside of my boat? I don't have any fancy paint sprayers or even a place to spray if I did. I was thinking that maybe I could brush but I don't want to ruin my boat with brush stroke marks. Does anyone have a suggestion?
09-28-2007, 02:26 PM
I sprayed my boat but the products I used was the Interlux Brightside and the Pettit Easypoxy. I used both to try to match the colors of my boat as best as possible.
There is a way to brush on the same paint so that it does not show brush marks. It is called tipping. I have not done it but I have seen a boat that it was done on and you had to get right up on the paint to see any brush marks. Check out Interlux's web site www.yachtpaint.com . They have a pretty good help guides.
09-28-2007, 02:40 PM
I used Pettit Easypoxy with unbelievable results on the deck of a little Bayliner I got for the kids. All I did was fill a couple gouges with fairing compound, sanded the deck with 80 grit and rolled the paint on. I really didn't need to, but the next day I got some 220 grit, sanded just a bit, wiped down the deck and rolled on a second coat. One weekend and I was done. It turned out great!
09-28-2007, 04:14 PM
Thanks for the reply. I am going to check it out now. Looks like I might have a lot of work to do, but at least its not going to cost a fortune