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Old 12 July 2008, 10:48   #1
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Hull paint (help)

Hi all,I need some advice and not sure if it's possible.The hull on my Humber is tangerine orange and I would like to paint it white to match the interior.Do I need a special paint and will I need to do any prep work on the gelcoat surface?Any help will be much appreciated.Thanks Richard.
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Old 13 July 2008, 12:22   #2
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I just finished repainting mine, I sanded the complete hull with 220 paper and painted it with Double D paint ( 2 component paint from http://www.de-ijssel-coatings.nl/index.asp ) I used a roller to paint everything, deck and underside, I used the rollers that desolve so every 15 minutes replace the roller.
I put 3 coats on it and is now like new.
it went very easy, just take your time and leave 24hrs between the next layer and you should be fine.
Make sure you get good rollers as there are differences, I used two different brands the "friess ultra schaum" were the best.

hope this helps.

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Old 13 July 2008, 15:01   #3
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As Stef says, you need to prepare the surface by sanding so the new paint has something to key to.

Normally and undercoat is also needed, and maybe also a primer.
You do not have to use it, but the best paints are normally two pack. International do a Two pack paint called (I think) Perfection. You can get quite good finishes from what I have heard. There are others too, but I don't know what ones are best.

If you search on here for searider refurbs, some of those projects have done repaints and may help.
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Thanks for your replies to this thread,I found them very helpful.I now have some idea of the cost and work involved,looked up the two pack paint from international and for 2.5l works out at a hundred quid which I thought was quite expensive but if you look at what you could get in return as for looks it would be worth it.
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sparex paints.

we painted a power boat hull and a landrover 13 years ago using sparex tractor paint. its a polyeurathane two pack meant for farm machinery so is tuff and manure resistant.
it can be used with or without hardener. the paint on the landrover is still OK, not brilliant and shiny, but its all still there, the boat lasted 3 years and still looked like new when sold.
best bit the price......10/litre, just buy Howard rotavator orange and tint it with another tin of massey red or JCB yellow!
To my way of thinking if it lasts 13 years on the landrover then it should last long enough on a boat that by the time it needs repainting due to paint loosing its shine, it wll be scratched and need re doing anyway.
I am sure if they called it boat paint it would be 10x the price!
I will be using it on my searider. May be worth a try.
any agricultural dealer worth their salt keeps it.
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Thanks for the info Doggypaddle.I want to change the hull colour to white,I"ll have a look to see if I can find it in white.
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paint.

Just painted the landrover roof with it,
i am sure they do a plain white, but i used landrover white, or may have been arctic white which is slightly bluer white. There is a primer available for grp too aparently, may be best to contact sparex or Tractol/Tecalloy paints directly for info on painting GRP.
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Excellent,thanks.I'll let you know how I get on(when I get round to doing it).
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