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Discolored legs on Montauk pilot seat
|Author||Topic: Discolored legs on Montauk pilot seat|
posted 07-23-2002 10:54 AM ET (US)
The legs/mounts for the pilot seat on my 1979 Montauk have been a faded coffee color since I bought the boat in 95.
The legs look pretty bad.
Does anyone know what color these are supposed to be (boat is desert tan)?
The legs appear to be made of plastic. They don't look easy to paint. Any ideas on what to do?
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-23-2002 11:06 AM ET (US)
Try a little Penetrol available from your local paint store or from West Marine.
posted 07-23-2002 05:44 PM ET (US)
I have a simular problem w/ my 88 Newtauk. Previous owner painted legs white with a gloss paint which is peeling. I refinished the wood RPS and it looks great, but now am watching paint peel. Would sand blasting by a pro this winter be the easiest and best way to strip before Penetrol ?
posted 07-23-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)
Don't sandblast the wood! No matter how fine of an abrasive you use, you will raise the grain. It is better to strip the old paint.
posted 07-23-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)
The old paint on the legs is peeling not the seat. the legs are made out of somes composite. The seat back is fine. the "Z" legs are peeling from the old paint
posted 07-24-2002 10:34 AM ET (US)
Soda blasting or plastic media blasting would work fine on this. Thanks for clearing it up.
posted 07-29-2002 01:04 PM ET (US)
Thanks very much for your help.
The Penetrol worked well.
Here are some photos of various work on my boat, including two "BEFORE" and two "AFTER" photos of the legs.
posted 07-29-2002 01:05 PM ET (US)
Here is the URL I neglected to post:
posted 07-29-2002 01:54 PM ET (US)
Did you paint the pate tank too? If so what color did you use?
posted 07-29-2002 02:15 PM ET (US)
The Pate Tank came that color (Desert Tan) from the factory.
posted 07-29-2002 02:22 PM ET (US)
Thanks for posting your before and after pictures. I too followed TWC's advice, and had similar positive results. On thing that's important is to work the Penetrol into all the tight spots so you end up with a uniform appearance.
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