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Mullet posted 08-07-2001 11:27 AM ET (US)   Profile for Mullet   Send Email to Mullet  
Deck on old 21 Outrage needs paint, mainly to cover where T-top was bolted in. Want to do this myself due to cost. Couple of questions. 1. What paint do I use? 2. How do I preserve the non-sid. When we used to do ship decks in the USCG we would put down a coat of paint and cover it with the black sandblasting material. After it dried we would sweep off the loose stuff and paint over. This would be too rough but would some fine sand work? Also thought about the deck tiles. Any thoughts on those?
Bigshot posted 08-07-2001 11:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
From what I have seen, the non-skid remains non-skid with a coat of paint. Several paint jobs, it would lose it's ability. Any topside paint that we have discussed in the threads here is fine. You can tape and brush it on due to the non-skid. Prep work is the most important so it won't peel, etc.
Mullet posted 08-07-2001 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mullet  Send Email to Mullet     
Bigshot, thanks. I found a couple of posts but would like your personal opinion. All I am painting is the non-skid part of the deck. It doesn't all need painting but am afraid I can't feather the spots that do need it. Which paint would you use? It won't hurt my feelings to tell me to have it professionally done.
Bigshot posted 08-07-2001 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Mullet it is not the easiest job, but not hard either. I would try and feather but would use a flat or satin finish. Gloss will stick out like a sore thumb on old 21. If you do the whole area it will require a lot of prep work and will look like you painted just THAT area. If per say you feather and after it gets a little weathered and settles in with the rest of the decor you are still unsatisfied, Have it done professionally. My bud hit a piling in his and had it professionally feathered. You can tell where they sprayed. Most can't but I know where it was injured. Almost impossible to match perfectly but close is sometimes good enough. Any Sterling, awlgrip, imron,etc would be great. On a small area, you can probably get a interlux or petit topside urethane. Personally I would grab a piece of the boat that is weathered alike(hatch cover, anything) and take it to a automotive paint shop and have them match it for you. Those guys/gals are great. Brought my car to them and they made up leather interior dye that matched perfectly in a spray can for like $12.
Bigshot posted 08-07-2001 02:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Mullet if you go the paint route in a flat or satin remember that if you buff the boat, the painted are might remain flat, etc. Since this is non-slip which nobody usually waxes due to it makes it SLIPPERY, this should not be an issue but just a thought.
Mullet posted 08-07-2001 02:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mullet  Send Email to Mullet     
I knew I could count on you. The matching would be the easiest. There are only 4 round spots about 3 inches each and just a few more little spots. That would be perfect.
Thanks again. p.s. I am still thinking about the 170 HP.
Jim Bennett posted 08-07-2001 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jim Bennett  Send Email to Jim Bennett     
FYI, I am in same situation with 73 Outrage 21. Am going to have topside and interior professionally refinished and repainted. Have had two different suggestions for non-skid areas. In both cases the existing NS area is ground smooth then entire interior painted as desired. NS area taped off and either
(1) roll painted and non-skid sand spread on wet paint or
(2) Cabosil, like powdered fiberglas, mixed with desired paint and the mixture applied directly.
Supposedly, the latter procedure allows some light sanding to adjust roughness if too harsh on feet whereas first procedure does not.
Keep in touch with me regarding your overall effort. Just posted my situation on Outrage under Interesting Purchase thread.
Mullet posted 08-07-2001 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mullet  Send Email to Mullet     
Jim, read your post, lucky dog. I paid a fortune. However, mine is excellent condition except where I had to take off a T-top and it left 4 round ugly spots. There are a couple of other small places so I don't want to paint the whole thing. I am going to try Big's suggestion and see if somone here can match it and simply touch it up. Also, my winter project is to try and build an original front hatch as mine was replaced with the thick white plastic. Keep me posted.

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