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cinco de whaler posted 10-08-2001 07:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for cinco de whaler   Send Email to cinco de whaler  
I'm having the local Boston Whaler dealership repaint the hull of my 1980 22' Outrage from the rub rail down. They recommend using the brighter white finish like that of the newer Whalers but I'm not sure how it would look with the inside being a different color. I'm also concerned about re-sale value. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
maverick posted 10-08-2001 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Cinco - I'd definitely go back as original as possible, and choose the color for the year of your Whaler. That isn't to say that the newer white isn't a good color, just not original. Best, Mav
andygere posted 10-09-2001 02:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Another reason for matching the original color: If the paint gets scratched or scuffed, it won't be as noticable if the original gel coat shows through.
Highwater posted 10-09-2001 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
I am in a similar situation. I recently went to a paint shop in Garner, North Carolina to ask how much it would cost to paint one side of my 13' Whaler. The previous owner painted the side with something other than gel coat and it does not match the rest of the hull. They quoted me a price of $770 for sanding off the old paint and applying gel coat to the one side. This seems high to me. What would be a reasonable price?

I have lots of experience painting houses; could I learn to do this myself?

JFM posted 10-09-2001 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Cinc, I would go original ONLY!
Highwater, how good are you with a spray gun?
If you can use one try to repaint with Allgrip paint, thats to big a job to try to regel. Regards, Jay
Highwater posted 10-09-2001 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
I own an airless spray gun and have become fairly adept at using it. On the other hand, I have never sprayed using an air compressor.

So, would it be correct to say that gel coat is the best and what was used originally but it is too difficult for an amateur to apply. Allgrip looks almost as good if sprayed, but you have to make sure that you don't put it on too thick?


JFM posted 10-09-2001 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
I would not spray Allgrip with an airless, use compressor only, thinning and contamination issues. Gel coat is an art that takes quite a bit of talent. Small gel coat repairs are easy, but the side of a boat is a major project. Regards, Jay
Makaira posted 10-10-2001 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Makaira  Send Email to Makaira     
I re-sprayed gelcoat on my outrage last year. The only real trick to it is to get the consistency right (i.e., wet and thick) but not so think that you get sags. Remember that the gelcoat must be sanded and polished so irregularities are not a problem. I honestly was surprised how straight forward it was to do--much eaiser than than doing the LP on the top sides

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