Outboard painting

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by kooker, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. kooker

    kooker I Love microskiff.com!

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    Well I'm going to go look at an outboard tomorrow and the color is navy blue which I'm not a very big fan of. I tried searching on the forum for topics about painting your outboard, but couldn't find anything. I don't have a spray gun, but there has to be another simple way to paint an outboard and make it look pretty nice. Anybody have any suggestions, and if you do is there anyway you could post some pictures or detail the painting procedure? Thanks guys.
     
  2. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    It will look nice but NOT for Long ... Valspar rattle cans ...

    The marine envirement Requires special Products and aplication techniques   NOT available to the Public Due to the Enviromental NAZIS requiring arrestor Pads in spray Booths :-(

                                                                                                                             Dave
     

  3. kooker

    kooker I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks! I'm guessing you meant to say Valspar? Well if I was to paint the outboard with this paint, how many coats of paint should I do, and should I add a clear coat when finished? What's the life expectancy before this stuff starts wearing off? Sorry for asking so many questions I just want to know all the details before I make an outboard look like complete crap haha
     
  4. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully there will be some other Opinions

    If I was you I would borrow a small compressor and gun

    and get ahold of some professional products or get a pro to do it for you

    You could do all the prep and masking then have them hang it in thier booth and shoot it

    Some one is messing with my posts !!! LOL I'm flattered ;-)

    Dave
     
  5. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Dave you're going overboard. There are plenty of products and techniques that do not involve deadly fumes & the need for specialized paint booths.

    http://www.marineengine.com/boat-forum/showthread.php?t=5534

    http://www.myoutboardengine.com/paint.html#can

    TomFL repainted the cowling of his Yamaha with factory matched rattle can paint, Str8outha9c has detailed wet sanding, buffing & sealing.  There is a lot of information on Microskiff regarding this and also on the internet.  You can do it, just takes some time & patience.  Good luck!
     
  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Good post Scott ...

    I Did VW Sheet metal for the customers willing to pay for it ... Glass Bead Clean / Prime and them Imron or Centari 99a pitch Black ...