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Old 12 May 2014, 17:28   #1
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverkip
Boat name: Crusader
Make: Redbay 8.4 Exped
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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

2006 Redbay 8.4 Expedition "Crusader"
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Old 12 May 2014, 20:04   #2
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Length: 5m +
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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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Old 13 May 2014, 17:21   #3
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