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Painting Exterior

Unread postby lilivy on Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:19 am

Does anyone know the best way to paint the exterior? Does the original paint have to be removed before the new paint? If so, what is the best way to remove the original old paint? Any ideas or suggestions would be good thank you!
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby ontheroad on Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:31 pm

Can you give more information? How do you plan to paint it? Roller? Brush? Spray gun? HVLP spray gun? They will all require a different answer. As for paint removal. If there is nothing wrong with the adhesion of the existing paint, it is better to leave it on. As long as you prep and clean the surface it will adhere.
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby dirtydeno on Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:33 am

Ive been looking at how to paint my 270. Im going to use rustoleum Topside Paint with a roller. Its a boat paint for fiberglass. I used it on a different project and it worked really well. They also have a primer that will fill in cracks. Im going to sand it all down with a DA, clean it and paint it. It wont look like a 20k dollar paint job but it will look good from 20 feet :D .
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby pjsrodshop on Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:17 pm

lilivy wrote:Does anyone know the best way to paint the exterior? Does the original paint have to be removed before the new paint? If so, what is the best way to remove the original old paint? Any ideas or suggestions would be good thank you!


I painted mine a couple years ago with Ace Hardwares Rust Stop paint. same as rustoleum but Ace can tint it whatever color you want. I used a DA to rough up the original gel coat and then put on several coats with a 6" foam roller. laid on nice and level. has held up very nice and I get tons of compliments
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby ontheroad on Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:23 pm

Valspar has an enamel hardener that works in that Rust Stop. Makes it even better. Better gloss and holds up better. Our Ace Hardware stocks it.
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby Woodsman on Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:34 am

ontheroad wrote:Valspar has an enamel hardener that works in that Rust Stop. Makes it even better. Better gloss and holds up better. Our Ace Hardware stocks it.


Did you sand off the gelcoat or paint over it? Primer?
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby ontheroad on Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:10 am

Woodsman wrote:
Did you sand off the gelcoat or paint over it? Primer?


I think you meant to ask "pjsrodshop" if he primed his. I haven't painted the outside of mine yet... But I wouldn't remove the gel coat if there wasn't anything wrong with it. And I would prime it, probably with an epoxy based primer. HTH.
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby Woodsman on Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 am

ontheroad wrote:
Woodsman wrote:
Did you sand off the gelcoat or paint over it? Primer?


I think you meant to ask "pjsrodshop" if he primed his. I haven't painted the outside of mine yet... But I wouldn't remove the gel coat if there wasn't anything wrong with it. And I would prime it, probably with an epoxy based primer. HTH.


Yep, wrong click.

Gelcoat has a lot of spider webs I'll have to router and fill.
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby ontheroad on Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:04 pm

Woodsman wrote:
Yep, wrong click.

Gelcoat has a lot of spider webs I'll have to router and fill.



I have the same problem, more so on the back around the tail lights. That is what I plan on doing. Router the crack and fill it with 3M 08115 panel bond adhesive. Thats the best way I have found so far to fix them.
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Re: Painting Exterior

Unread postby Woodsman on Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:58 am

ontheroad wrote:[quote="Woodsman]
I have the same problem, more so on the back around the tail lights. That is what I plan on doing. Router the crack and fill it with 3M 08115 panel bond adhesive. Thats the best way I have found so far to fix them.[/quote]


I was going to use gelcoat but the panel bond looks much easier to handle and apply. Good tip, thanks.
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