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07-01-2014 12:33 PM
snyman Use 3M spray 90 adhesive for the. Just re carpeted my boat,mess and worked great.

05-07-2014 10:13 AM
max power I've decided to hold off on painting the boat, good advice to just get it on the water now and paint later. Don't want to miss out on fishing time just for painting a boat.
I'll just redo the carpet and some other little things for now.
05-04-2014 07:42 PM
Bronco Truck Bed stuff would look cool.
05-04-2014 06:51 PM
KTaylor I just did a restore on a similar boat.

Personally, I would wait till fall to paint because most paints recommend waiting 2-3 months before putting it on the water after painting.

I researched a lot of different types of marine coatings and decided to go with rustoleum. Awl grip and Interlux are probably better paints but they are 2-3 times the price.

I ordered 2 quarts of the primer and 4 quarts of the topside paint from home depot for around $125. This gave me 2 coats of prime and 3 coats of paint.
Now, I did use a sprayer but rustoleum recommends using a roll and tip method.(google it) If using a roller use a foam roller for a smooth finish.

I fixed all my cracks with a fiberglass resin kit from Lowes and then rotary sanded with 220. Wiped clean with xylene and then sprayed on my first coat of primer. I wet sanded lightly by hand with 600 between coats, the paint is self leveling but I did get some "orange peel" which the wet sanding helps. I then again wiped clean with xylene and applied the second coat of primer and repeated this process through each coat of paint. After the second coat of paint I bumped up too 1200 sandpaper but did not wet sand the final coat.

After a week the paint was still very soft but now after a few months is fairly hard.

Good luck, its a nice looking rig. If you need anymore advice feel free to contact me. I have a good method of getting the boat off the trailer to paint the bottom if that becomes and issue.
05-04-2014 11:27 AM
slayerfish New carpet? Its just gonna get all slimed up anyway-
05-04-2014 05:45 AM
fishinlooney cool boat. Nice layout with plenty of fishing room. sorry I don't have any ideas about the paint. Have fun with the restoration. Let me know if you need help with that older Johnny/Rude to get it running, I love working on those older motors.
05-03-2014 10:27 AM
lvrider fish dont care what it looks like. its prime time right now.
05-03-2014 09:30 AM
Bionic Man Looks like a fun project. About 8 years ago, I restored an old Lone Star 12' boat. Wish I remembered what type of paint I used. What I do remember is going into a Kwal paint store and telling them about the project and they steered me in the right direction.

I painted the trailer and the boat, and I didn't use a primer or scuff up the paint. Kept the boat for probably 3 years after, and it held up well.

You will love that Honda motor. I have had a number of them. They are quiet, reliable, and sip fuel. The only downside, especially on a boat that size, is their weight. It seems they are quite a bit heavier than aa comparable 2-stroke.

Good luck with the restore.
05-02-2014 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by earplug View Post
Go fish

Fish now, paint later!
05-02-2014 07:00 PM
earplug Go fish
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