Paint Question

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by Phillster, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Phillster

    Phillster Member

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    how is rustoleum topside for a Sunfish hull?? THANKS
     
  2. sailcraftri

    sailcraftri Well-Known Member

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    I have used it. It is good but I highly recommend the primer first as I have done both ways. The primer will help hide stress cracks, without primer does not. I still recommend body filler for any larger cracks though. 1 qt will give you several coats for hull bottom. I have only painted white so I am not familiar with the colors application.
     
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  3. Phillster

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    I appreciate that. MY only hesitation on the primer is that I intend to paint red over red and if anything ever becomes exposed, I wouldnt want it to be the primer. THANKS
     
  4. signal charlie

    signal charlie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Rustoleum topside is a decent paint, very affordable. It didn't seem to dry as hard or cover as well as Interlux or Pettit, but if you are doing a couple of caots you'll save $$.

    You could tint your primer with the red.

    Kent
     
  5. Phillster

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    In what color does the primer come and how red do you think I could get it? I was going to do 2 coats anyway. Many scratches not all of which can be filled. THANKS
     
  6. signal charlie

    signal charlie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    White, and you would probably only get pink if you went half and half.
     
  7. oldpaint

    oldpaint Active Member

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    I'd go for a gray primer. I painted a fiberglass car fender red over gray primer and it came out fine.
     
  8. Phillster

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    How close would 2 coats of red come to doing the job of one coat primer/one coat red ??????
    I realize this question may just make me appear ignorant, but I'm considering this option as well. Or, I may change color of this orange hull to white as that's what I already have on hand.
     

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