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Old 28 February 2014, 13:30   #1
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suitable paint for marine ply.

Hi just wondering if anyone can recommend a inexpensive readily available paint and primer to paint a marine plywood bow box on my sib.
I have a carcass made up and I'm going to paint it this weekend.
I'm looking for a grey coloured paint that is going to protect the ply from salt water splashes and be resistant to peeling chipping and flaking off.
Im not going to get to a chandlery but will be able to get to the usual nationwide DIY shops.
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Might be better to use a good yacht varnish.
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Might be better to use a good yacht varnish.
I did think about varnish but I really want to paint it grey the same as the floor section and other mods that I have made to the SIB.
It's not the best bit of ply either so want to cover it up with grey paint and forget about it,
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Might be better to use a good yacht varnish.
Agree. From experience, even the best quality paints start to peel from ply after a bit of weathering.
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Flowcoat it?
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Epoxy paint, it's more like coloured glue. You just have to mix the two pots together. The seller would advise on primer.
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+1 for flowcoat.used it on mine last year,looks good so far
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Cheers guys im liking the sounds of flowcoat.
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I've ordered some grey flow coat and resin to paint my bow box with. Might as well paint it once with something that's not going to crack or peel rather than cutting corners and painting it with cheap gloss paint or the like.
Don't know if it requires a primer or not?
I will see the instructions when it arrives next week.

Cheers for the suggestion.
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I've ordered some grey flow coat and resin to paint my bow box with. Might as well paint it once with something that's not going to crack or peel rather than cutting corners and painting it with cheap gloss paint or the like.
Don't know if it requires a primer or not?
I will see the instructions when it arrives next week.

Cheers for the suggestion.
No primer but a good key with a rough sandpaper is a must, I roller it on, wipe down with acetone between coats, (gets rid of wax) then if you are really anal you can cut it back with wet n dry and polish.
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