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by Milhouse
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I just got off the phone with Dale at Interlux (713-684-1242) and he was very helpful. He said that all I should use for reducer is 5% and the reason it looks like crap is that I am putting way too much paint on and I am not tipping correctly (i.e. orange peel and brush marks). He said I need to do ...
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the tip Rich I just ordered some. The reviews seem to indicate the are pretty robust. I'll see how they perform vs the regular brushes.
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I just completed another coat. I think it looks worse than the last coat. Hopefully it levels out some more. Man this is harder than I thought! I will need at least one more coat to cover some thin spots. I think I am probably putting it on too thick still which causing the orange peel texture. Or m...
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Billy and Skip! I see this post for tipping with a foam brush. I think ill try one more time with the badger hair brush because I only have cheepo HF foam brushes and I don' want them to disintegrate into the paint. There were areas from yesterdays roll and tip session that turned out great (...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

If you feel the tipping is messing you up you can try just rolling. I rolled the Perfection green no tipping and it came out well. I think the tipping is helping, I saw bubbles and olan orange peelish surface before tipping. I just need a cleaner brush. I think I had a wet edge then because it was ...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks or the tips Billy, I was doing it all wrong! I can't brush vertically to tip as I would never have a continuous wet edge to work back into so always work horizontally. How wet is a wet edge? I bet I had too much paint on the brush for sure and I was tipping vertically. Do you tip from tipped ...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the info Bill and Ken I didn't realize that the filters had such a short life 2 days max on a set of filters I rolled tipped the first coat today and it looks better than the orange peel that I had but there are still some brush lines from tipping that didn't flow out all the way. I also ...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Ken and Billy! When painting I am wearing an organic vapor respirator (with a clean shave), safety glasses, gloves and long sleeves and pants. For future boats I may consider spraying automotive paint (the 2 part PPG paint worked great on my trailer). I'm going to give Perfection another try ...
by Milhouse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Hi Skip - thank you for the Good tips:

Did you sand between coats? How long did you wait between coats?
sscobra wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:36 pm
I ended up using 4 coats on the bottom of my Monaco in order to cover the primer I used.
by Milhouse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks for the insights Billy and Paul! I have sanded off the orange peel with 320 grit using the RO sander. I got the Interlux brushing reducer 2333N in the mail today and the appropriate rollers. I will try a roll session tomorrow I think. I found a article online that says one can apply perfectio...
by Milhouse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 73
Views: 10697

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

It looks really great so far!

Is this Interlux Perfection Plux 2 part varnish that you used?
footer wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:12 am
Interlux Plus
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Paint used: Brightsides I think your method would work well with the one part Britesides but everywhere I read is that Perfection is a pain to spray. And... then you're going to bump into the dock! And, someone will step on the deck. My wife agrees with you, she is is telling me "its good enough as...
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks Matt and Carl! Well I put the top coat on today in "perfect conditions" and I screwed it up nicely; failure was an option. I crafted a paint job with a ridiculous amount of orange peel :x Also a few sags and bugs that I will need to sand out. I used "Flag Blue Perfection " from Interlux, so f...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I also fabricated the battery "box". It will be through bolted to a bulkhead under the seat. I modeled in in CAD, CNC plasma Cut it out*, dimple died the cutouts*, and TIG welded it together (my first TIG welding project :D super fun and useful) *Thanks to a friends home metal shop :) I decided not ...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60497

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Prime, sand, repeat. Oh man I'm sore! I have a new respect for painted hulls. I think I am almost ready for the top coat. I tried out Dry Guide Coat to help identify some low spots and it works really well. The dry guide coat is graphite and it gets dusted on and then sanded off with a long block an...