Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 August 2010, 05:15   #1
Member
 
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Hesperange
Make: Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 75HP
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 170
Fibreglass works

Hello guys,

Could you please tell me what kind of material or what you use after you finish your fiberglass/wood works and before painting?

Is it something like P40 or P36? Please look at the image.

And how you paint it? Do I need proper "air paint gun" and all expensive equipment or you know any trick which I can use "at home"?

What paint you use? Deck paint? Gelcoat? Topcoat?

Thank you again for your help...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	large.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	51.0 KB
ID:	53669  
__________________

__________________
zubol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 August 2010, 10:07   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: PORTSMOUTH
Make: Avon 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 60FE -
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,838
interested in seeing your results - good work
__________________

__________________
------------------------------
http://www.ollysrib.741.com
ollyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 August 2010, 10:13   #3
Member
 
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Hesperange
Make: Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 75HP
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 170
Unfortunately it's not my work
I wish to do something like that but I do not know what material I should use for finish.
__________________
zubol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 August 2010, 11:42   #4
Member
 
Country: Finland
Town: Helsinki
Boat name: SR 5.4
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Toh1 3,5 Yam 90/2S
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 896
Hi, there might be easier ways, but I would use several layers of 2 component epoxy primer. Finishing with 2 comp PU paint. Topcoat/flowcoat is another option.
__________________
fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway
C-NUMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 August 2010, 21:27   #5
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Houston, TX
Boat name: Lady Ashley
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 70 Merc 2S
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 96
Just finished painting new fiberglass. After going to 2 paint stores, both recommended either self priming 2 part epoxy finish or epoxy primer followed with polyurethane. The PU will stand up to UV much better. The epoxy finish will eventually get chalky and yellow. One thing, be careful about how strong the solvents are in epoxy paint. They help the paint mechanically bond to the GRP, but I was told that they can actually dissolve it. I used a 2 part water based and it was very easy. Don't mix all of the epoxy at once though. You have to wait for each coat to dry before recoating and the first batch will cure before you get all of your coats down. I thought I could outsmart the paint by putting the can in the freezer between coats, but it didn't work. I was able to get down 3 coats before it turned hard in the can. About 2 hours pot life.
__________________
jefflee2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2010, 04:39   #6
Member
 
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Hesperange
Make: Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 75HP
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 170
Jefflee how you paint it? brash, air gun?
__________________
zubol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2010, 06:46   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: I.O.W/Bristol
Boat name: HotShot
Make: shakey
Length: 5m +
Engine: 70hp Tohatsu
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,543
Do you want a smooth glossy finish? If so you'll need to do something like this:

Fair it with a paste made up of polyester resin and micro bubbles, get it as smooth as possible. This should be easy to sand flat, repeat of necessary. Once you have a nice flat finish with no lumps or holes, apply some sort of paint system, sanding between each coat with fine wet and dry. Read the paint instructions and apply with a micro foam roller rather than a brush. I used international brightside but I'm not sure whether its still available. The two part international version could be good though, can't remember the name.

If you don't want a glossy finish then apply flo coat (gel coat with wax mixed in so it hardens in air) with a foam roller to give an Orange peel effect. It's quick, easy and very hard wearing. One coat needed, wack it on thick.

Hope that helps.
__________________
slimtim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2010, 20:56   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: weston-super-mare
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3
http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic....3968&start=250

This may help you. the hull is an epoxy/glass-marine plywood composite construction. I built it.
BTW, if you really want your eyes opened on how badly some production boats are constructed, including some of the big names, have a look in the repair section of that forum board.
__________________
steve292 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2010, 21:21   #9
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Houston, TX
Boat name: Lady Ashley
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 70 Merc 2S
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 96
I just used a normal 3/8" roller, but I didn't have to worry about a smooth finish because the deck is very heavily textured. For a smooth surface a foam roller works well but may not be compatable with some epoxy paints. They get hot when mixed and could melt the foam. Do an internet search for "roll and tip". A very good technique that gives the look of spray finish. Also some demo videos on youtube to see how its done.
__________________
jefflee2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2010, 22:49   #10
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Milton
Boat name: Sanford 6M
Make: Avon
Length: 6m +
Engine: TBD - Outboard
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 29
That is actually my Mako. After a "gift" of a Raymarine E80, that didn't fit in my CC, I had to take the sawzall to my cc. I used the Interlux brand of paint, and it worked pretty good. I first used Interlux Pre-kote epoxy primer, followed by Interlux Brightside, which is a one part epoxy paint. I used a brush, as I didn't use a spray gun, as I didn't want to get overspray all over the T-top. The paint self levels on horizontal surfaces very well, and the finish was awesome, the vertical surfaces did not fair as well, as the paint ran a bit. I need to do alot more sanding.

I would recommend it. Just don't do the job in June, when you are rushing to put the boat in the water...
__________________

__________________
ProjectAvon2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.