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Old 30-01-2007, 11:21   #16
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Sean, what did you use that the shop recommended?
Ameron is a good product, but they tend to deal with bulk quantities and to the trade more than the end user. Although here in NZ, most anyone can purchase the coatings, it will just come in say 20ltrs and not 4ltrs or smaller. Hence why per ltr it is cheaper than most retail suppliers.
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Old 30-01-2007, 15:51   #17
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But surely Sean would be buying in 20l drum's

Big project, plenty paint.

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yep 20l drums are what i was purchasing and will continue to purchase, i am thinking that i need another 3-4 drums as i have the entire exterior of the boat to do plus the inside of the turret
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where do you get your paint from Dave it seems it might be worth my while to ship it up here as it seems that it becomes gold on the way up
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where do you get your paint from Dave it seems it might be worth my while to ship it up here as it seems that it becomes gold on the way up
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Direct from Ameron Coating's Ph 3712 3000

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what do you use for your topcoat out of curiosity and do you use your mates airles sprayer for that as well?
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Ameron do a good urethane topcoat as well.

It is easily recoatable and buffable unlike polyurethane paint's like Sterling and Awlgrip.

My mate used his airless for topcoat on his 45 foot powercat, and while it looked fine from 10 feet away, i'd have to say I would not be overly happy with it. But his is an aluminium work style of boat, so perfectly acceptable, and his topcoat painting experience is limited like mine.

A bit of practice would have a better result.

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so are you planning to aquire said practice or just get someone in? i have a friend who owns the largest panel shop in cairns and based on my finish on the inside he said hed give me job, however my spraying experience is limited to the inside of my half finished cat and i have never used airless spray guns
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I reckon i'll take a punt if it's still available for use as we'll probably get damage getting her to the water, and going on previous experience no one has respect for the flash paint job anyway.

So 80% job with a touch of orange peel is ok by me. This will fool 90% of the lookers anyway.

It hides a few sin's as well.

As long as I get plenty of product on it will probably buff up great a few years down the track

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