Ya'll are aware this is a two and a half year old thread, right? OzMike might be done with his repaint already - LOL
But it is timely as I am about to embark on a bilge renovation
Here's a before pic...
Plan to use lots of elbow
grease and dishwashing liquid.
Might build a new equipment
bay floor out of 1/2 inch marine
ply followed by a nice coat of white epoxy
All metal will get rustoleum black. As a traditionalist the engine will get a good coat of high temp rustoleum followed by Volvo
Will let you all know how it looks in a few weeks.