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    hey every one I was wondering what the best way to paint a jet boat cheep but nice??? and how I should prep the boat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75' Anthony jet boat View Post
    hey every one I was wondering what the best way to paint a jet boat cheep but nice??? and how I should prep the boat...
    Start with 40grit and work your way up to 2500grit!!!!

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    Do you want cheap or nice? you need to define your budget a little more and remember that fiberglass is not metal, so different process than painting a car.

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    Might look through the "Paint & Fiberglass" section.

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    I have painted several. Tops & bottoms. The key to a successful paint job is in the prep work, i assuming you will be painting over the original gelcoat right? I always filled and light scratches with body filler or spot putty, then I always use epoxy sealer primer before I lay down any color. My preference on paint is Matrix brand Acrylic Urethane but to each his own on paint brands. Contrary to what some people may think, automotive paint works well on boats. Its not as hard or thick as gelcoat but as far as durability it does fine, just stay off the rocks, sandy beaches are fine. I will be repainting my 87 youngblood picklefork soon so you may want to follow me on here as I will post many pics as I go. Just remember to not cut corners and to take your time. I assume you are doing all the work yourself, if not.... Then you can get ready to pay a steep price if a shop does all the work. Hope this helps and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75' Anthony jet boat View Post
    hey every one I was wondering what the best way to paint a jet boat cheep but nice??? and how I should prep the boat...
    there"s cheap , nice , & fast . you can only pick two !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Palin View Post
    I have painted several. Tops & bottoms. The key to a successful paint job is in the prep work, i assuming you will be painting over the original gelcoat right? I always filled and light scratches with body filler or spot putty, then I always use epoxy sealer primer before I lay down any color. My preference on paint is Matrix brand Acrylic Urethane but to each his own on paint brands. Contrary to what some people may think, automotive paint works well on boats. Its not as hard or thick as gelcoat but as far as durability it does fine, just stay off the rocks, sandy beaches are fine. I will be repainting my 87 youngblood picklefork soon so you may want to follow me on here as I will post many pics as I go. Just remember to not cut corners and to take your time. I assume you are doing all the work yourself, if not.... Then you can get ready to pay a steep price if a shop does all the work. Hope this helps and good luck.
    Thank u very much this will help a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by uniboarder View Post
    Start with 40grit and work your way up to 2500grit!!!!


    I first saw that and had to laugh, But oo"h so true !!

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    Here's world famous Billy B boat/car painter at work.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by CampbellCarl View Post
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    That's some pride of ownership right there.
    That should flow-out nicely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    That's some pride of ownership right there.
    That should flow-out nicely!
    Seen this done lots of times with gel coat ,let Hardin, color sand, buff , looks like new !

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