Downunder Monaco Utility

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Milhouse
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Milhouse » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:55 pm

Looking great! You beat me to filling the seams!

What west system combo did you use 105 + 205 + 403?
Jim
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:41 pm

I used west systems 411 filler beads mixed with bote cote clear epoxy.
Mixed it up to a toothpaste consistency and squeezed into the gaps.
This week is sanding and then more sanding.

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Milhouse » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:26 pm

Interesting, I don't think they sell 411 in the USA. All the google results come back with a .au or .nz URL...

I only see 404 thru 410

https://www.westsystem.com/filler-selection-guide/
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:27 pm

some long overdue updates on my monaco.
Any suggestions of what clear to use over the epoxy.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:30 pm

a few more
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Milhouse » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:20 pm

Looking good!

I have used Interlux perfection plus varnish with good results. Be sure your epoxy has fully cured (14+ days) before putting on the varnish.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by footer » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:11 am

I used Perfection plus and love the way it turned out. I've tried regular spar urethane, which went on real nice and looked pretty good, but took forever to dry. I also used Pitthane, which is more of an industrial finish. You really have to thin it or you get lots of little bubbles that never go away and are hard to sand out.
I rolled my interlux on with a 4" foam roller and went right back over it with a good brush. I did 3 layers.

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Ozzieboat » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:37 am

cssh
I used International Perfection Plus using a 12" disposable foam roller (Bunnings) and tipped off with a 2" foam brush. Renew brush when it is starting to hold paint. Dust will be your biggest problem. I painted inside a plastic party tent that was erected inside my enclosed shed and still had dust. So the top coat was actually DuPont Imron clear, same stuff, sprayed on inside a professional spray booth. Still look new after 6 years. Picture is Perfection Plus before topcoat.
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:48 pm

Thanks for all the assistance with the build from many different members,
i've attached a few updated pics after its 3rd test run.
Next is interior.
chris
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:51 pm

last pic showing the lovely bush fire smoke we are living with
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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:54 pm

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:21 pm

Chris

She looks Great! Even in the smoke! Stay safe from the fires!

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by cssh » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:52 pm

thank for the kind words,
we get these fires every 10 years or so, bit worse than normal this year tho.

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Ozzieboat » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:15 am

Chris
Congratulations on a fine build. I hope you are having fun as I see others are. I believe we have 4 Monacos in the water down under now. Be nice one day to get them all together. I like your honesty on the bush fires and not being caused by climate change, gay marriages and the sort.

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Re: Downunder Monaco Utility

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:12 pm

cssh - Beautiful Monaco! Thank you so much for posting the photos and I'm glad you were able to pick up from where someone was unable to finish. So sorry about all the fires--we get them here in California too.

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