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Old 12 August 2015, 09:15   #1
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Hull Paint

the previous owner kept the rib in the water most of the time so quite rightly antifouled the hull. well, that's now looking shabby and as i keep it on a trailer antifoul is not needed.

can i rub down the antifoul and paint over with something like a gloss enamel to give it a nice shine (and the hull smoother) as removing the anitifoul will no doubt be a bitch.

was just a thought, if not i'll just recoat with anitifoul (royal blue or white i feel would look nice).

obviously it's below the water line so something hard wearing would be best.
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Old 16 August 2015, 10:46   #2
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You probably need to figure out what type if AF it is. Hard Soft Copper. Soft I believe may scrape off. Hard is a b17ch and you will possibly be better applying new hard. Copper dunno...

Suspect standard paint on any may be a challenge.
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Old 16 August 2015, 14:03   #3
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[cynical mode]Its an old 3.5m rib - don't waste any more time tarting it up than you have to - time in the shed is time you aren't on the water[/cynical]
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[cynical mode]Its an old 3.5m rib - don't waste any more time tarting it up than you have to - time in the shed is time you aren't on the water[/cynical]
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Old 16 August 2015, 16:44   #5
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Either overcoat it with a nice white antifouling. I use International Trilux as it stays white both above and below the water - some colour differently above and below,

OR

Strip it off with antifouling remover and see if you've got a surface good enough to polish up. This is probably best done with the boat upside down.
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This is probably best done with the boat upside down.
Amen to that! I started the hull repairs on mine with it on the trailer but if kills your arms and the amount of crap that went in my eyes (even with safety glasses) and got eaten (don't work with mouth open) was horrific. When I eventually flipped it, it was so much easier and the hull now looks fantastic.

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I stripped the anti fouling on a 4m Searider and re painted the hull with a twin pack from ISF Paints in Leicester

Turned the hull to make it easier to work on

Scraped the antifoul off
Sanded the hull
filled any holes dings etc
Primmed two coats with a light sanding
Top coat wet on wet 3 coats

Then wanted a new console, it never ends
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