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83bw posted 05-19-2003 09:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for 83bw  
I am looking to start painting the bottom and the inside of my 15 whaler and am not sure what to use. What paint works the best and last longet.
Also am wondering how to get the grip on the floor after i paint if needed.
doobee posted 05-19-2003 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
1 and 2 part urethanes such as interlux and awlgrip work well. You can mix nonskid compound, offered by the manufacturers, into the paint to get a good no slip surface. As for bottom, do you plan to leave boat in water, or trailer it?
Scarface posted 05-19-2003 11:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scarface  Send Email to Scarface     
I am in the same exact situation and hence have the same question. I was planning on always using my trailer. Can't you use Spectrum's gel coat paint for the inside and out? Plus since we have the nonskid floors do we fully sand those down then use the nonskid compound?
alkar posted 05-20-2003 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
I think Awlgrip is probably the most durable paint for the topsides. It is also probably more difficult to apply properly.

I am painting my bottom with Dolphinite "go-fast paint", as it seems to be the "slickest" bottom paint available.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to speak to the durability of the Dolphinite until this time next year.

mcollinstn posted 05-20-2003 10:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for mcollinstn  Send Email to mcollinstn     
I'm thinking about taking the whaler to Rhino Liner and have then spray a thin film of blue nonskid bedliner in it.
zodog posted 05-22-2003 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for zodog  Send Email to zodog     
i also have thought of rhino liner for my 17 ft...but am unsure how it will hold up to water any body have any experience with rhino
alkar posted 06-01-2003 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
I've had Line-X, a product like Rhino-Liner, in several pick-up truck beds for years. It is extremely durable stuff. Water does not bother it at all.

I've got the Dolphinite on my bottom (boat) as of two days ago. It is as glossy and pretty as Awlgrip when it's new, but it sure seems soft. It also took forever to dry.

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