Hull paint

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by erikb85, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. erikb85

    erikb85 I Love microskiff.com!

    241
    40
    153
    Just a basic decent paint that doesnt necessarily need to be sprayed on and I can get mixed in a custom color. Im clueless on this. I hate painting but I want something tough that I can get a custom color with. Please, enlighten the Bum.
     
  2. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

    834
    34
    403
    I used this: http://www.monstaliner.com/
    Its tough as nails and comes in 39 colors. It has a slight texture when not backrolled and a satin sheen to it. I really like it.
    It is not cheap though, you could do Awlgrip for the same or less but I wanted no worries about scratching it up and I didn't want to spend a couple hundred on a rub rail either. Its been into the dock several times on windy days without a scratch.

    A couple of pics of the texture:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Edit: The only negative I can say about it is that decals don't stick very well to it as you can see in the first picture. I'm not sure if its the decals or the coating...
     

  3. CurtisWright

    CurtisWright Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick Two.

    1,135
    113
    918
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    4,518
    400
    1,938
    ^x2

    Not sure about custom color, but they have a nice color selection.

    Awl grip is not for a novice.
     
  5. erikb85

    erikb85 I Love microskiff.com!

    241
    40
    153
    I chatted privately with Tomahawk about that DIY liner paint. Looks like pretty cool stuff for the same price as Perfection. I think im gonna need the protective properties of the bedliner for running NC and VA rivers. Plus they have a couple colors im very interested in.
     
  6. riptide

    riptide Riptide Boat Works N.C.

    171
    4
    343
    Raptor liner is a truck bed coating that can be tinted to any color yoy want
     
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
Repainting Boat Hull Boat Yard Basics Feb 6, 2017
Water intrusion in hull, wet looking bottom paint General Discussion Dec 12, 2014
Boat Hull Paint? General Discussion Jul 20, 2014
looking for info about prep and paint the hull General Discussion Mar 4, 2012
Aluminum Hull Painting General Discussion Apr 20, 2011