What paint to use?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Quad1973, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Quad1973

    Quad1973 I Love Reds!

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    Would it be ok to use Valspar Tractor & Implement High Gloss Enamel with their enamel hardener over polyester resin? Below is the link to where I found this. My cousin owns a body shop and that is what he recommended. He doesn't deal with fiberglass, so I wanted a second opinion. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/agriculture-farming-ranching/tractor-tune-up-repair/tractor-paint-safety-emblems-decals/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-high-gloss-enamel-oliver-green-1-gal--3449693
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    It says wood and metal, and for use on pipes and storage tanks......

    In my experience anything that will coat wood and metal alike will work well on fiberglass too. That is of course with proper prep (sanding and priming).

    The enamle hardener is interesting to me, I'll have to look into it more.
     

  3. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    What are your color options? I foresee a limited selection: John Deere Green, Massey Red, New Holland Blue or Kubota Orange.

    Nate
     
  4. Quad1973

    Quad1973 I Love Reds!

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    These are more geared color selection to farm equipment colors... there are the ones that you mentioned as well as Oliver Green and some whites. If the store didn't have a better section, I was gonna use some white to change the Oliver Green to a lighter color for the top and the Oliver Green straight for the outside of my 15-4 Gheenoe.
     
  5. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    I don't claim that the paints are the same, but a lot of duck hunters use a flat marine enamel to camo their boats. They say it is hell for stout.

    Nate
     
  6. Quad1973

    Quad1973 I Love Reds!

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    I'm sorry, but what do you mean by this?
     
  7. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    Sorry about that.  Anything that is "hell for stout" is really tough and durable. I don't know if I picked the phrase up in Texas, Louisiana or the Midwest. 

    Nate
     
  8. Quad1973

    Quad1973 I Love Reds!

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    Thanks for the clarification.  I spent 2 years in Texas and Colorado for 5 and haven't heard that... maybe it was in Louisiana?  ;D
     
  9. Les_Lammers

    Les_Lammers Well-Known Member

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    I am going use this paint with Soft Sand on a bow cap. They have been making marine paint for 150 years.

    http://www.kirbypaint.com/index.php

    Flat duck boat paint:

    http://www.lockstockbarrell.com/paintdd.htm
     
  10. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I've been using the valspar hardener with regular and marine rustoleum. It's good stuff and does harden the paint, and dry it within a few hours. Only issue is it reduces working time alot so rolling and tipping is harder. Next build I'll be using a gun.

    Oh and no issues over glass. ;)
     
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