Originally Posted by ciaranp
A friend of mine is about to purchase a boat and the engine cowl a mercury 90hp is scratched in a few places and the black colour is slightly faded in parts.
One of the scratches at the top is down to the metal.
Can he get the whole engine top engine cowl respayed the same colour again? how could this be done?buy the can of spray,paint or get a car body shop to spray it if they can match the colour.
can new decals be gotten again?
The Mercury black is 'very' black (if that makes sense) if you buy another black it will be obvious unless you are lucky, I think he’s looking for Phantom black.
Decals are dear; if you can learn how to mask off , it would be significantly cheaper to do that.
Buy a little Stopper for the scratch, rub with a block and not your fingers.
Position the cowl so he's spraying vertically downwards as much as poss (as a newby he'll get runs in the paint) If he does, tell him to wipe the run up the way with his finger straight away as flatting the result is a lot easier than flatting a run.
If he does it himself, the thing to remember is prep is 90% of a good job..