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Old 12 May 2014, 18:28   #1
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Spraying a boat with car paint

I bought a Laser dinghy off the bay for much cheapness but its a shocking colour.

I was wondering if anybody had any tips for spraying fibreglass with normal car paint.

My mate has a tin of gunmetal grey which i think would look well on the hull but i'm not sure of which primer to use.

any tips would be greatly appreciated
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Old 12 May 2014, 21:04   #2
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If you're attempting this, I assume that you know how to spray! I would think a good scuff and any decent two part epoxy primer would work (but read the fine print from the paint manufacturer just to be sure)

A lot of guys over here use two part polyurethane paints on their hardboats that seem to work pretty well and that are a fraction of the cost of Awlgrip/Imron/Alexseal (they use either automotive or industrial/truck fleet paints). Since you won't be keeping the Laser in the water, I would think that you be fine.
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Try this stuff:

http://www.yachtpaint.com/gbr/diy/pr...erfection.aspx
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