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tightloops posted 04-23-2001 10:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for tightloops   Send Email to tightloops  
Would that be absurd to paint the outside of the boat up to the rails? I recently stripped the old layers of blue antifouling off of my Montauk and applied VC underwater to the bottom. Now the bottom looks great where the blue was but the rest of the outside up to the rails looks dull in comparison...should i just clean and polish the gelcoat up to the rails or is painting the outside realistic. I d rather not have to keep repainting if there is not a paint that will last a while nor decrease the value of the boat. Thanks for any advice


whalertim posted 04-24-2001 07:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
Dan, did you get your package?
tightloops posted 04-24-2001 07:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for tightloops  Send Email to tightloops     

I sure did, thanks so much. Any advice here?


Paint Legend posted 04-25-2001 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     

Here is my 2 cents. Try to buff out the gel coat. You might need to spend a few bucks on a buffer. Worse case scenario, if your not happy after cleaning & buffing - paint.

Painting yourself will probably burn up 20+ hours or so and at least $300.00 materials. AWL-GRIP will last above the waterline and be low maintence, wash and go.

As far as devaluing the boat, that is a matter of opinion. My opinion is that if the gelcoat looks like hell and needs to be painted the boat will be worth more than if it were not painted.

Glad to hear the VC Underwater Epoxy worked well!


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