Malahini paint job

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Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Paint job finished, I copied it from a Hinckley. I'm happy with the results. I will offer up some advice, do not let the side planking make any contact with the frames. After much work sanding I still have a small bulge at frame #1. I would have had to sand into the wood too deep to get it out. It shall be our secret, don't tell anyone else.

901 tasks complete, 99 more too go

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby PeterG » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:15 pm

That looks great! Very smooth and glossy and great colors, and the striping really set it off nicely. OK, so what paint/colors did you use? Any particular steps, like wet sanding and buffing? I also picked a dark blue with Chris Craft Red stain deck for my Malahini, with the Chris Craft Hard Bronze bottom paint.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:48 pm

Matt

Beautiful job! Looks like Auburn Orange and Blue to me! :lol:

Sorry about the name. I just glanced back and screwed up.

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:56 pm

Now to get this baby mounted up.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:37 pm

High build primer, block sand, more high build primer and sanding. It even has some Bondo on the low spots. Paint is single stage automotive, to me it gives the boat a retro kind of shine. The longest the finish will ever be in the water will be at the Gathering.

The entire finish is automotive, nothing marine. Moisture may get to the Bondo, swell it up and it all may fall off. Then we'll all know how not to do it.

It's the same paint job that's on my 54 chevy. It's 15 years old and still shines up OK

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Roberta » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:09 am

WOW!!!Look's great!!!

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby DrBryanJ » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:31 am

Matt, she looks really nice. Is that a 2 stroke or 4?
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:28 am

Bryan,
It's a 2 stroke 90hp. I started my search for a motor in the power range between 70-90hp. It came down to weight and the only 4 stroke option for me under 300 lbs is a 70hp Yamaha, like Bob Brandenstein's Malahini. Couldn't find a used one in my budget so I went with a rebuilt 2 smoker. The 90 E-Tec Evinrude was an option too, they weigh in about 320lbs.


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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:44 am

Guess it's time, might as well reveal the name for the Boat.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Roberta » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:49 am

There must be a hidden meaning here. Please enlighten!!

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby vupilot » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:33 am

Sweet paint job and motor!

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby neel thompson » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:52 pm

Really nice Matt.... Can't wait to see her in person !!

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:26 pm

Matt

Get busy! It's only six months till you be pulling her to the Gathering!

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby rbrandenstein » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53 am

Love the paint job! Very nice and shiny. It will be a nice contrast to your mahogany wood decking.
Did you spray it yourself or have it done? (I assume that is a spray paint job)
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Thompson » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:06 am

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Looks great, very, very nice. Know you're proud of the way it turned out.
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