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Old 05-10-2012, 17:43   #31
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Re: Spray vs Roll-and-Tip - Need Hull Paint Job Help!

While I am picking your brain I couldn't get a definitive response, even from the distributor. I paint next weekend and am doing a 26' LOD boat from the coping up. I have 6 liters of paint - I hate to have too much extra but don't want to run short either. I also have plenty of thinner.

You think this is enough?
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Old 05-10-2012, 17:47   #32
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Re: Spray vs Roll-and-Tip - Need Hull Paint Job Help!

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While I am picking your brain I couldn't get a definitive response, even from the distributor. I paint next weekend and am doing a 26' LOD boat from the coping up. I have 6 liters of paint - I hate to have too much extra but don't want to run short either. I also have plenty of thinner.

You think this is enough?

Hard to say without seeing the job, and there are variables to consider such as color. Some colors need more coats to cover than others. But I would think that would be more than enough for two coats on everything. Although I believe you said you were doing non-skid, and that can suck up a lot of paint depending on how you do it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 16:00   #33
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Re: Spray vs Roll-and-Tip - Need Hull Paint Job Help!

Thanks - It's white over white and International will allow me to return unopened paint within 7 days so I may pick up an extra liter this week.
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Would you buy a car that was rolled and tipped? Why not? Because it is not a perfect mirror finish. You kinda get what you pay for.
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I'd roll/tip a car if I could get the finish out of the paint that I get from Perfection!
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While I am picking your brain I couldn't get a definitive response, even from the distributor. I paint next weekend and am doing a 26' LOD boat from the coping up. I have 6 liters of paint - I hate to have too much extra but don't want to run short either. I also have plenty of thinner.

You think this is enough?
Don, I'm betting that 6 is enough. I think we've used about 10 or 11 doing our 47' boat, including the stern, of Perfection. It's 14.5' wide...
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Re: Spray vs Roll-and-Tip - Need Hull Paint Job Help!

I wouldn't roll and tip a car, but a boat hull is not a car. In virtually ALL cases, you won't get anywhere nearly as close to a boat hull as you do to car paint, so minor imperfections or brush strokes will go completely unnoticed.

Whatever you do, don't stare at your fresh paint with your boat-owner-OCD, and decide that those brush strokes you can see from two feet are going to bother you when you will almost never get closer than within 5 feet. I did this. Sanded off two perfectly good coats trying to minimize brush strokes before I finally gave up and let it go with the third coat. Within a week, the paint (Brightside) had shrunk to a nice even gloss that looks every bit as good as a spray job from 5 feet.

Plus, since it was single-part Brightside, I can (and do) easily fix minor scuffs. I really like that I can bump into stuff and shrug it off.
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There have been some mentions in this thread of using Rustoleum and auto spray paints for topside.

We removed an old name and now have ghosting which seems like it could be covered up with some white spray paint. Would we be crazy to try auto touch paint or Rustoleum universal on a fibreglass hull?

There does not seem to be a marine equivalent spray-paint-in-a-can and we just need to touch up a small area. Spray paint seems like just the thing to blend in with surrounding white.

If not, then any other good ideas for small touch up jobs?
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There have been some mentions in this thread of using Rustoleum and auto spray paints for topside.

We removed an old name and now have ghosting which seems like it could be covered up with some white spray paint. Would we be crazy to try auto touch paint or Rustoleum universal on a fibreglass hull?

There does not seem to be a marine equivalent spray-paint-in-a-can and we just need to touch up a small area. Spray paint seems like just the thing to blend in with surrounding white.

If not, then any other good ideas for small touch up jobs?

Sure, but it depends on what you are spraying. If it's gelcoat then it's easy once you have acquired a color match. You can shoot gel with a Preval disposable sprayer. If you want to spray LPU paint blends then you need to step up to the vFan or equivalent to get a decent finish for wet sanding. I use cases of these every year, it saves a ton of time lugging compressors up and down docks. I would never even consider putting Rustoleum on a boat unless it was already enameled.


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Thanks so much. Great information! I really appreciate the information about the disposable sprayers and the vFan.
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Thanks so much. Great information! I really appreciate the information about the disposable sprayers and the vFan.

If you just have classic name ghosting on original gelcoat, try wet sanding and buffing the whole transom.
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Can anyone offer me advice about the pros and con's of roll and tip painting my hull on a 50' Beneteau sloop.
I am in southest florida in search of a paint job on the cheap.
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PM me I,just had my Cabo Rico 38 Totally painted with All Grip rolled.Look's as Good as any spray job I,have ever seen Cheep too.By the way I,am in S FL
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