A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:03 pm

Epoxy with 407. I know it's not ideal, but spots were too low to be filled with just the primer. Just about took the primer off with sandpaper in the bad spots. I'll sand again and prime again.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby chugalug » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:36 pm

:D Better than epoxy and cedar sawdust(looks like a chaw of tabacky) :lol:
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:39 am

You'll be glad you spent the time to get the fairing right. Hull is looking great!
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:04 am

Three coats of prime-kote and it looks pretty darn smooth. I switched to gray after rememebing I should use the gray if the top coat is going to be a dark color. I also bought 333 thinner and 216. I was cleaning up and reading up on the top coat and realized I was using the 216 when I should have been using 333 since I don't have paint sprayer. It still turned out great. I'm a little nervous to apply the top coat so I also made a test piece. The paint is just so darn expensive to be using for a test though.

My tip to everyone else is the thinner you put it on the better. Don't rush or you'll get runs.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:05 pm

First coat of top color! So far so good!
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby vupilot » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:54 pm

Keep the progress going! I'm really enjoying this.

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:07 am

Put a second coat on this morning. Stupid fly managed to find it.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:01 am

Looks really nice. I like the dark blue.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:08 am

Thanks!

I like the color too but I'm getting the dreaded orange peel. I'm reading more on it but it looks like it's time to wet sand and I need to thin my paint even more. I'm at about 7% now. I'll bump it up to 10%. Temp was in the mid 70's when I painted. Anyone else have any thoughts? Besides an HVLP (wife won't let me get one yet) :)
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:34 am

Took a time out to make a hole for the stereo I picked up on Craigslist. $40 for what was a $379 radio. Still brand new. Taylor approves!
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby vupilot » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:14 pm

Look into a product called Penetrol. You can get it at Lowes for oil based paints. They also have a version for latex paint that I think is called Flotrol. I had better luck with Penetrol than just thinners. Orange peel is a tricky thing, you may still get some but the Penetrol is supposed to help flow and extend the working time of the paint so it has more time to settle and lay smooth. I learned pretty quick to leave the bugs alone and after it dries you can knock them off and they barely leave any marks but if you try while its wet it makes a mess of that spot.

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby mrintense » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:23 am

Gene,

Nice color blue. That's very similar to the blue I have in mind for the bottom of my boat. I'll be interested in hearing what you find out about dealing with the orange peel. I know it's frustrating. Good luck with that.

Your daughter looks like she doesn't care about that however. I think she's just excited to have something like a boat. I know that when I was a kid, if my parent's had done something like build me a boat, I would have loved the heck out of it. :D
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:17 am

You do bring up a good point Carl. With paint on it she has become more excited. I enjoy all the details and fine tuning, but she's just ready to play with it.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:05 am

It's finally time to add the water line. After fiddling with the hull color for a couple weeks I'm finally happy with it. The orange peel is much better. I notice it's worse on the bottom of the boat where it's flat. The paint seems to flow a little better on the sides making for a much smoother finish. It's not perfect but it is a hand-made/hand-painted boat after all. Taylor helped me tape off the water line and rub rail.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Locutus » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:20 am

Geneanthes,

If you want a mirror glaze finish, you can try what I did. But you'll need to buy a few specialized tools. Harbor Freight can come to your rescue here. You'll need a HVLP spray kit and a good polisher. (I used Interlux Brightiside paint.) Use the recommended thinner (I think I used 216). I had to go to a 1:1 paint/thinner ratio, on the recommendation from the manager at the local auto paint store. I know that sounds extreme, but the resulting orange peel texture is very fine, and easily knocked down with wet sanding prior to polish.

In a nutshell, here are the steps I used:
In every sanding/polishing step be careful not to cut through to the primer.
Several coats of very thinned paint with light sanding between coats (210 grit, using RO sander).
Final 210 grit sanding, very light.
Wet sand by hand, 1000 grit paper wrapped around a small sanding pad, back and forth strokes, not circular strokes.
Wet sand by hand, 1200 grit paper wrapped around a small sanding pad, back and forth strokes, not circular strokes.
Wet sand by hand, 1500 grit paper wrapped around a small sanding pad, back and forth strokes, not circular strokes.
Polish with Maguire's #2 cutting compound, #1 pad.
Polish with Maguire's #9 polishing compound, #3 pad.

This gave me a very nice mirror coat finish, without having to apply a clear coat over the top.

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These are the tools and supplies I used, plus a compressor, not shown.

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I hope you find this info useful. Good luck and nice job so far.


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