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Old 20 March 2015, 07:23   #1
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Anyone painted their console?

Whats the best bay to fill holes on a console? Fiberglass?

And when filled whats the best way to match the colour again?

Anyone on here have any DIY on a console they did?

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Old 20 March 2015, 12:12   #2
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Rub the original down to a matt finish and apply Flo-Coat. I used a small roller to give a textured finish and was delighted with the result. It looks very professional and is a very good colour match.

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Old 20 March 2015, 16:09   #3
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Old 20 March 2015, 16:27   #4
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Lads both look great, can you explain steps and what was used?
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I backed the holes with fibreglass matting and then built them up. Flushed off with a fine skim of filler. Rubbed it back and used 120grit to key the surface, then sprayed 5 layers of flowcoat. Then rubbed it back with 800 grit wet and dry and work my way to 2000 grit. Then machine polished with G3 cutting compound. Finally a good polish.


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What did you use to spray flowcoat?
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As far as I know, Flowcoat is a one coat only product.
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What did you use to spray flowcoat?


Should really use un waxed gel coat to,build up the layers then add styrene on final coat


East Coast sell spray able gel and flo coat.
A Gravity fed gun 1.8 nozzle works fine



I am attacking one this weekend will send you some snap shots of process
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Should really use un waxed gel coat to,build up the layers then add styrene on final coat


East Coast sell spray able gel and flo coat.
A Gravity fed gun 1.8 nozzle works fine



I am attacking one this weekend will send you some snap shots of process
Are you also adding, in addition to the styrene to make it thinner, wax on the final coat?
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Should really use un waxed gel coat to,build up the layers then add styrene on final coat


East Coast sell spray able gel and flo coat.
A Gravity fed gun 1.8 nozzle works fine



I am attacking one this weekend will send you some snap shots of process
That would be great.

Funny you should appear just now, I'm just about to flip the rib over to paint it with HMG finest.
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