Bottom Paint

Corrosion, Paint, Through Hulls, etc.
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ironball
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Bottom Paint

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:53 pm

Last years project wow was this fun :lol:

Stripped with pressure washer 4000psi and a month or so with a 5" orbital sander.

I also spot sand blasted corrosion and all the welds.

Chemical metal eched

4 coats of interlux 2000e (alternating colors)

2 coats Trulux 33 (will not use again)
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1988 Marinette 32' FBS
318's 240 hp
Pittsburgh, PA

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Re: Bottom Paint

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:58 pm

Pitting was everywhere but no deeper than 3 mil or so only filled a couple of spots
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Re: Bottom Paint

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:04 pm

painting begins....... :D :D :D :D
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1988 Marinette 32' FBS
318's 240 hp
Pittsburgh, PA

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Re: Bottom Paint

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:12 pm

Had to call for help for coat 4 and 5 as they went on tacky for chemical bond. Thanks for my buddy Kenny (in photos) was a huge help.
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1988 Marinette 32' FBS
318's 240 hp
Pittsburgh, PA

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Re: Bottom Paint

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:15 pm

After many hours and 6 coats of paint finally splash day :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Bottom Paint

Postby Fastjeff » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:26 am

Outstanding.

Love to know the boat's name's "secret" meaning (if you don't mind).

Jeff

PS: To those of you contemplating orbital sanding 'under there', Harbor Freight sells a "water sander" that eliminates the toxic dust hazard--about 60 bucks. It's an air sander with a built in pump to suck water from a bucket and keep the sanding disk wet (which greatly improves its performance as well). I use to sand fiberglass without the "fiberglass mosquitoes" biting me. Works great.
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