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Old 21 February 2015, 10:06   #1
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about to embark on repainting my sib transom after a few running repairs to screw holes etc, can someone advise what is the best paint to use?
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Old 21 February 2015, 13:52   #2
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what is the best paint to use?
Epoxy And the most expensive. Seals the holes up first with Epoxy glue.
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Put a dab of epoxy in the holes first.

Refinish with a high strength paint of your choice. I default to Interlux Brightside.
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On my Zodiacs I've used grey International Danboline bilge paint. It happens the grey looks very close to the Zodiac original. It's fuel/oil resistant and hard wearing. It covers well and brushes out to a nice finish which they call high sheen, this is some way between satin and gloss being very similar to the finish found on inflatable boat wooden parts from new.

After swapping the transom wheels on my sib I epoxy filled the old holes, made a decent job of rubbing down then a single "primer" coat of Danboline on the defect areas plus a final coat all over the transom. Now it looks very smart and original.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/irl/pro/pr...danboline.aspx
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On my Zodiacs I've used grey International Danboline bilge paint. It happens the grey looks very close to the Zodiac original. It's fuel/oil resistant and hard wearing. It covers well and brushes out to a nice finish which they call high sheen, this is some way between satin and gloss being very similar to the finish found on inflatable boat wooden parts from new.

After swapping the transom wheels on my sib I epoxy filled the old holes, made a decent job of rubbing down then a single "primer" coat of Danboline on the defect areas plus a final coat all over the transom. Now it looks very smart and original.

Danboline Bilge Paint | International
Thanks David that is what I was going to use but just wanted to check.
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Ditto - Danboline for me too when I did my Zodiac. As a bonus it is like single cream to apply, beautifully smooth and goes on a treat. Mini foam rollers (the 'gloss' firm type) work well too.
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>>> it is like single cream to apply, beautifully smooth and goes on a treat

Yep perfect description Max... this is one of the best behaved brush on paints I've ever used.
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On my avon the transom was starting to look very shabby so i used some grp resin and matting to cover it up it looks great with the grey top coat and will probly out last the rest of the boat now
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