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Old 22 March 2004, 16:38   #1
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Painting Tips ?

Some pointers required on painting the console. Can good quality results be obtained by doing it yourself without specialist equip or would this job be best done at a local auto paint shop. What type of prep should be done, what type of paint should be used, should a special finish or final seal be applied.

Any tips and pointers gratefully received.....
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It dont match the upholstery on the comfy bench seat behind !
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Old 22 March 2004, 17:15   #4
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Have a look at www.yachtpaint.com/uk/

You can get a very good finish with loads of preparation and a brush. Sparying is better, if you can do it.
Or you can take it to a boat yard with paint application facilities, not a car paint shop.
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Well in the end, I decided to leave the console into the paint shop but sourced the primer and finish coat myself from local marine suppliers. Specialist paint shop has all the right equip and can do a tedious job in half the time it would take me......

Thanks for your comments
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Mate, that console you have is lovely, can I ask where you got it and how much for please, hope ur not offeneded!

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I got the console back from the paint shop last weekend and worked on refitting, the steering mount,the depth/fish finder, battery switch, fuse box and switches (inside console),speedo and rev counter, external mount for humminbird VHF and speaker and necessary wiring.
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I plan to put new 90 l plastic tank into the front of the console and build a partition of 12mil marine ply to section off the back of console for battery and fuse box with switches. I will put in a few of those small s/s vents around the tank area to vent off any fumes.

Any one got any tips regarding placing fuel tank and battery in relatively close proximity like this ?
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