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Old 08-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Boat paint for front end top cap

Has anyone ever tried painting there front cap with boat paint or topside fiberglass paint for a boat instead of spraying? With enamel, dont have a place to paint inside and am worried about over spray ect. If you have done this let me know how. I know the area must be prepped well. Any advise would be great, Thanks in advance.

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Are you thinking of rolling or brushing paint on? I would expect your coach was not painted with enamel, but probably with 2K urethane with base coat followed by clear coat. Rolled and brushed paints will always look like they have been rolled or brushed on. Not very glossy or smooth.


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if you want it to shinne like new, use ZEP high traffic floor wax. Mine would never shine until I applied the floor wax. Now it looks like new. Run a search for ZEP high traffic floor wax.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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I would also recommend Zep HTFF if you are looking for protection and/or shine. Of course if you are changing colors or covering chips and bad scratches, then no.
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I sprayed the bottom half of a coach outside w/o a paint booth or anything. Did it in sections early in the day prior to the wind coming up. Used 2 part acrylic enamel. Hardest part, because the temps were in the low 50's when I did this (to avoid insects) was coming up with the right amount of reducer (almost double the suggested). When that was figured out, the rest of the job went very quickly and turned out awesome!
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