Hull Painting

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Great Sailors,

Does anyone have experience with painting the hull?

Type of paint?

Brush? Roller? Spray?

Thank you in advance.

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I've painted a couple of Fiberglass hulls before. One I used a polythane rolled on and brush tipped down. After two coats, I then sanded to a smooth finish with 400, then 600 grit. Finally applied a coat of teflon wax. Came out great. Just recently sprayed a Laser with Kyrlon Fusion. Wet sanded with 600 then Tefloned. Looks great , much less work than rolling. Both boats are dry sailed and have held up great so far.
 
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for deep stuff, Bondo makes a resin paste filler. For the small scatches bondo glazing compound has worked nice for me. Walmart sells both in the auto department.
 
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Paint

rjs: If you cannot spray, roll with the small dia. fine sponge rollers (avail. at Home Depot in Phoenix area, used for polyurethane on doors,etc.). I put linear polyurethane on an old fiberglass boat and it came out gleaming. Did just a little fine tipping with a brush. Linear Polyurethane is expensive, but its good! You do need a smooth surface to put it on, as any scratches or bumps show nicely too. Dick
 
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Painting

When you shot that boat with the fusion, did you just get it in rattle cans, or did you buy it in bulk and shoot it with a compressor and gun? I'm preping my 14.2 for painting now, and was going to buy some expensive bottom paint, but if I can get away with a case of rattle cans, I'll do that. It is was rattle cans, how many do you think I'll need?
 
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