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Old 06-08-2007, 10:14   #1
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Rustoleum

I was down at the boat yesterday and the owner of a big wooden powerbaot is painting his toerail and trim. I ask what he is using and he holds up a can of Rustoleum. He pointed to the front of his cabin at two panels about 2' x 3' painted white and angled toward the rising sun that looked great. Says he gets about 2 to 3 years out of it.

Has anybody tried this? It seams to work for him. What would you expect to happen to the finish? Have we all been sold a bill of goods by the marine paint companies?
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:04   #2
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It works

Yup... it works. I used a spray can of white Rustoleum over the freshly welded, mild steel frame that holds my genset in place on deck.

2 years running and not a bit of rust. It's outside all day every day, although it has some shading from the cover that is over the genset.


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I was down at the boat yesterday and the owner of a big wooden powerbaot is painting his toerail and trim. I ask what he is using and he holds up a can of Rustoleum. He pointed to the front of his cabin at two panels about 2' x 3' painted white and angled toward the rising sun that looked great. Says he gets about 2 to 3 years out of it.

Has anybody tried this? It seams to work for him. What would you expect to happen to the finish? Have we all been sold a bill of goods by the marine paint companies?
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