You must be spending a small fortune on paint and resin, yeah why not join a boat club? That sounds really reasonable for sure.Trust me I'm pretty close to doing that and joining a boat club. My buddy just did a split plan with CareFree, worked out to $1750 down and $150 a month for the no black out plan for him. Boats up to 25ft I think. He's having a blast and only has to cover fuel, I may have screwed up.
But I gotta finish this damn boat. If nothing else it's just practice for the next one in a few years, but I have much different plans for that.
Why did you decide to use pigments and not buy a premixed color?Brightsides, and the same FGCI pigment I've been using for years. This cursed boat just won't go down without a fight.
Yeah, I found Interlux's color selection somewhat limited too.The pigment was added to the gallon, so it means replacing everything again. I used it to tint brightsides before and didn't have any issues. It mixed very well into the rustoleum I used for the compartments and bilge. I did it this way because I wanted ice blue. For some reason most companies don't make the most popular colors.
If I go with rustoleum then I can have the store tint it and be done.
Yes, you're right, I just saw the correct Brightside "Technical Data" sheet which does actually give spraying instructions.Interlux sells a specific spray reducer and their are instructions on the can. I've sprayed rustoleum on small projects in the past with decent results.
Is that filter re-usable though? I've always preferred the disposable ones for these reasons; you can also pull the plug on your air compressor to drain any internal water out underneath it before filling with air if you are worried about water.So this brings me to my latest issue. Not a huge one and it will work out. I went to set up the gun and all of a sudden I couldn’t get more then 20psi at the gun. After an hour plus of trouble shooting I found the issue. I installed a dryer/filter a few days ago, and it failed already. I wanted to push on so I removed it as I had a ball filter on also.
I have never experienced orange peel due to water, its really only a product of air pressure - and distance (which equates to air pressure). I shoot with the nozzle around 6-7" from surface and go fast (rather than shooting farther away and going slow); that was really the key for me personally.So even with the ball filter on, apparently the Florida humidity got to me today. I rained yesterday, and we didn’t have a ton of sun today. Well live and learn, I need a better drier/water separator. So the more I sprayed the worse it got. Not a huge deal, but the one I needed to come out the best happened to be the last one I shot, lol. I will sand and reshoot with better equipment.