Custom painting boats: question

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:23 pm
There is NO car paint made that will hold up on a boat that is left in the water.
If it's a trailered boat that never spends more than a couple of days at a time
in the water then auto paint will work just fine.

Nothing special about aluminum, a lot of cars have aluminum panels now
and painting a boat is the same procedure.
I painted my aluminum boat several years ago and it's held up great,
I stripped it to the bare aluminum then applied epoxy primer
and top coated with auto urethane.
It's taken a beating and really been durable.
I trailer my boat so it's never in the water more than a day at a time.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:02 am
Give the Tamco "hi-impact" clear a try sometime. They have many customers who use it on boats that stay in the water all year, it is impervious to water fatigue like other clears - and can handle being under the water line. I realize that's tough to believe.

Jim, you have a lot of experience behind the gun - I think you'd do really well with this clear. I'd like to see more guys using it on cars.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:33 pm
That's good to know.
Thanks. :D
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:36 am
JC
I respectively disagree with on your Aluminum statement.
I have been involved painting way too many aircraft and repairing Aluminum skin and structure from corrosion for way to many years.
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