Malahini paint job

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Oyster » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:59 am

Nice job, There is nothing wrong with using automotive paints, especially the two part ones. PPG works well and can be custom colored to just about any paint chip. I see your two stroke appears to be in a crate. Can you tell us where you found that one, if it was from some rebuilder? TIA

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Ozzieboat » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:34 pm

What a beautiful finish you have achieved. When you see a finish like yours one has to think twice about a natural timber finish. Well done.

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:26 pm

Moving from paint to varnish. Here's a picture of the sealer coat while it's still wet, aaahhh.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Roberta » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:45 pm

Nnniiiiiiiccccccceeeeeee

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby garrech » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:41 pm

Looks great! So does that old truck.

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby ian bell » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:47 pm

Love the paint and timber finish.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby ParkerJ » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:58 pm

Was the paint rolled and tipped or sprayed?

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:49 pm

Sprayed with automotive single stage. Nice retro shine after wet sanding. It's no gel coat in the durability department though, I see plenty of touch up work ahead.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby ParkerJ » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 pm

It looks fantastic...

Did you fibreglass the hull first, then paint? I am trying to wrap my mind around the correct steps and stages.

PS Your paint choices and decking... awesome. this was my "Hunny, I'm building us a boat!"..."Ok dear..."

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:39 pm

Fiberglassed bottom and sides with 6oz cloth. Lots of sanding and arguing with a long board. No glass or epoxy on the deck, only varnish.
I didn't try to sand the sides while the boat was upside down, too uncomfortable. Flipped her on to a rather tall stand so sides were at a comfortable level.

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby ParkerJ » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:50 pm

Nice!

Bottom Paint...Glass Hull... Side Paint and striping?

I know you said you sprayed it, is the option there to gel coat it?
Is this the correct order, more or less?

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby Hercdrvr » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:23 pm

Parker J
Have you invested in the Glen L building with plywood book yet?
It will walk you through the process and many others.
I didn't gel coat the boat because I have no experience with it. Try it and let me know how it's done.
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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby ParkerJ » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:54 pm

Hey Mark,

Still a lot to learn on my side, I'll take your advice and grab the book... when inspired, I have a tendency to start asking all the questions to gather my knowledge but could probably save everyone a lot of time by reading lol.

With regards to gel coat... i simply meant is that an option for wooden boats or could that be considered a way of protecting your bad ass paint job?

Last question I promise, what did you deck your topsides with? I love the grain!

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Re: Malahini paint job

Postby vupilot » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:40 pm

ParkerJ,

Just want to make sure you got those steps down in the right order. Fiberglass first, then paint. Definitely get the book.


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