Outboard repainting

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Sheremeta, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    This is what I started with. Can't see in the photo but the lower end needed some attention.
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    Washed and degreased followed by alcohol whipe down. Ready to prime.
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  2. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Filling holes from cav plate.

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  3. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

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    Using OEM factory urethane paint and clear coat. Sanding with 400 grit paper between clear coats. 2 coats of etching primer, 4 coats of paint and three of clear. Spraying under a uv light to show blemishes. So far so good.

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  4. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    It looks like the taping off takes much more time than the actual painting. Lots good from my prespective.

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  5. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    The painting is the asy part, the sanding and taping is a pita.
     
  6. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Thanks, yes the tape takes time.
     
  7. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Slowly getting there.

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  8. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Had to sand down the clear coat and spray the second part to the paint. 2nd part has much more metal flake in it and works better with the urethane clear coat. I should be done this weekend. It's some nice paint.

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  10. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Done. It's pretty close to factory.
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  11. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Looks great. Did you wet sand the final clear then compound and polish? Sure looks like you had all your ducks in a row. Great job!

    And to add, the worst thing about repainting an outboard is the price they charge you for new decals. It's crazy unless you know a good printing shop..
     
  12. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I didn't wet sand. I did 3 coats of clear urethane and sanded 600 grit between coats. I have to wait 7 days until the paint cures before I can wax. I didn't paint the cowl it's new.
     
  13. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Here is how it looks under a uv lamp

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  14. cutrunner

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  15. mark_gardner

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    looks brand new :cool: good job man :)
     
  16. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The paint is cured and I started buffing out the paint with a compound/cleaner wax and getting excellent shine.
     
  17. firecat1981

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    Looks slick to me. So give us a final thought, difficulty/PITA rating, cost, time?