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by jeff k
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Lacquer over Epoxy?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Lacquer over Epoxy?

Will do. Thank you.
by jeff k
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Lacquer over Epoxy?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Lacquer over Epoxy?

Thank you Roberta, The urethane over the lacquer I have been doing for years. To get the maximum sparkle from the flake I shoot the lacquer first, then 2 reduced coats of clear with the flake mixed in, then 2 coats of normal reduction clear to bury the flake. Give that a dry sand with 1000 grit to k...
by jeff k
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Lacquer over Epoxy?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Lacquer over Epoxy?

Hi fellow boat builders. I'm getting very near painting the hull of my Squirt. The paint I want to use is an automotive lacquer. I'm going with an old school large metallic flake in the paint and a urethane clear over that. Are there any issues with spraying lacquer over epoxy? The epoxy used on the...
by jeff k
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Heat curing epoxy
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Heat curing epoxy

The 150 to 160 degree figure would be fairly accurate. I only do this on small localized areas and repairs. A few times the area got hot enough to see some steam/smoke come off the epoxy. I backed the lights off at that point. It was a learning curve at first. The epoxy seems to harden nicely with g...
by jeff k
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Epoxy fiberglass over polyester filler?
Replies: 8
Views: 7246

Re: Epoxy fiberglass over polyester filler?

As long as the bondo is cured, no worries my friend. Just scuff it with sand paper and your good to go. Epoxy will stick just fine.
by jeff k
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Heat curing epoxy
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Heat curing epoxy

Hi All, I'm building a squirt, restoring 2 GW Invaders and a 1975 Glastron GT 150. Yea.... I should have my head examined. Anyway, The squirt and 1 invader are in my basement for the winter and I'm doing a dual build and restoration. The temps are around 60 to 64 in the basement over the winter mont...
by jeff k
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Width Of Squirt
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Width Of Squirt

Mine measures 51 1/2" at the widest point at frame #1. This is with hull ply on, no rub rail yet. With the rails on it should finish out at 52 1/2" give or take an 1/8". It's a fun build. I'm doing mine in my basement ( I live in Wisconsin ) It's cold here. My son and I can flip it on...
by jeff k
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass resin prep
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Fiberglass resin prep

Hi Guys, I'm a long time epoxy user for glassing on boats. I do not have a whole lot of experience with fiberglass resin. I have a 10' GW Invader I am starting to restore and I will be using fiberglass laminating resin to bed my cloth on the inside of the hull. I will also be using this to glass in ...
by jeff k
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Whats with the bubbles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Re: Whats with the bubbles?

This is happening as soon as I roll it on. The CPES was 5 weeks cure time before I applied the MAS product. That and it was a few days after I scuffed it before the MAS. I will try tipping. That seems like a sound idea. Hey, bye the way Roberta, we are somewhat neighbors. I live in Menomonee Falls, ...
by jeff k
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Whats with the bubbles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Bubbles everywhere!

Hi Boat builders, Building a Squirt and I'm at fiberglassing the hull. I coated the ply first with CPES thinned 50% with acetone per the manufacture's recommendation. ( total boat systems penetrating epoxy ) Scuffed with 120 grit to knock down the fuzz and high spots. I then did the fiberglass cloth...
by jeff k
Wed May 27, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 60
Views: 10350

Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Beautiful boat man..
by jeff k
Thu May 21, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Long shaft on a Squirt
Replies: 17
Views: 3232

Re: Long shaft on a Squirt

Thank you Sir for the help.
by jeff k
Thu May 21, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Long shaft on a Squirt
Replies: 17
Views: 3232

Re: Long shaft on a Squirt

Excellent diagram jenko. What would the outcome be if the transom height was raised 4 inches? Would that cancel out some of the additional force applied?
by jeff k
Thu May 14, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Long shaft on a Squirt
Replies: 17
Views: 3232

Re: Long shaft on a Squirt

I'm pushing the limits a bit myself. I'm starting out with a 92 30hp. evinrude. Just worried about the long shaft. I can raise it 4 inches without modifying the transom height with a set back plate. I guess we will see how it handles it.
by jeff k
Tue May 05, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 60
Views: 10350

Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

I'm assuming you sprayed the Awl Grip. Did you thin it at all for spraying? and if so what did you use to thin it? Gun pressure? Type? That looks awesome and is the same color combo I am using on my squirt. Your results are impressive.

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