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    so i think im going to spray paint my boat. just so it dosent look like shit for a while till i can go compleatly thought it. what do you guys think?? im just trying to get in the water for the summer and come meet some of you guys on the river.

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    Spray paint? Like with rattle cans?
    Why not apply a couple coats of a quality epoxy primer instead? Won't shine, but I imagine it would be a helluva lot more durable than rattle cans. Plus, should you choose to, you can build on it in the future. Simple rattle can paint would most likely need to be stripped completely in order to do a future paint job.

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    so a good primer?? like the kind i need to put in a gun or dose it come in a can?

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    it wont let me post a pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmudwiser View Post
    so a good primer?? like the kind i need to put in a gun or dose it come in a can?
    The kind that requires a gun. I like House of Kolor stuff myself, though I'm no expert. Some folks swear by PPG and others. I've used House of Kolor primers a handful of times with great results. Not cheap though.
    I'm not sure how good of a job a rattle can will yield.

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    ok thanks

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    is it gell, or has it been painted before.DONT rattel can it!
    just a half turn before it breaks.

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    its probly gel still but there is some spots that look like theyve been painted. and i dont really care for the red. im trying to post a pic but it wont let me.

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    Open a photobucket account and upload the pic there. Then you can link it here.

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    Oriley auto parts sells a laquer base paint in rattle can that I have use. Not on the whole boat but the inside gunnel and it seems to be holding up. Blended really well and turned out nice. They also have a ready to shoot paint that I have used on a helmet that turned out good but you need a gun for that. Buy the time you buy all the rattle cans you could afford to buy good ppg or house of colors paint.

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    Rustoleum and a roller.
    No Fool Like A Old Fool is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFORCE View Post
    Rustoleum and a roller.
    Is this the fabled hot rod/car craft cheap paint technique? I wondered how it would hold up on a boat. Sounded good on the surface but also involves a crapload of sanding. I wanted to find a non-spray method for my boat because turning my entire garage into a spray booth sounded unappealing, plus will still prob look like $hit and cost a ton for materials.

    Anyone do the "yacht" type paints like Pettit, Interlux, or Awlgrip? those are supposed to be pretty good finish if you roll n tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFORCE View Post
    Rustoleum and a roller.

    rustoleum? what about the bottom?

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    Dont use anything that youll regret later. Dont use rustolium on your boat if you ever plan on painting it with real paint later on.
    If you want cheap, autozone has laquer by the quart.

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