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07-11-2013 03:23 PM
SailingV17
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
By really good he means a supplied air respirator - basically scuba gear. Two part poly paints have cyanide in them - the gas used in gas chambers - amongst other major nasties.

Think Bhopal.

For your first attempt I agree with using Brightside or another one-part paint.
Thank you, I was going to wear a paper mask... Great information!!
07-11-2013 02:10 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

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Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
If you're spraying polyurethane, you'd better have a really good respirator, or you're going to die.
By really good he means a supplied air respirator - basically scuba gear. Two part poly paints have cyanide in them - the gas used in gas chambers - amongst other major nasties.

Think Bhopal.

For your first attempt I agree with using Brightside or another one-part paint.
07-10-2013 02:32 PM
MarkSF
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

If you're spraying polyurethane, you'd better have a really good respirator, or you're going to die.
07-10-2013 12:32 PM
bljones
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

a V 17 shouldn't take more than a couple of quarts of paint, and if you're doing it yourself, unless you are going to spray it, you might as well use single stage paint like brightside. economical, forgiving, tough. painting, filling fairing, priming the hull and deck of our 23' boat (about twice the total surface are as the venture 17) cost us less than $500 all in , including tape, sandpaper, thinner, brushes, rollers, paint, primer,
07-10-2013 11:58 AM
SailingV17
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

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Originally Posted by pauloman View Post
the two part paints used for cars and boats are both LPU coatings - google LPU - same stuff, same can, big difference in price!

- I owned a venture 17 too!

Thank you! This is exactly what I needed someone to say. Hard to spend 500$ on paint when that's all you paid for the boat. HA HA Looking forward to getting it on the water.

Fair Winds!
07-10-2013 11:53 AM
SailingV17
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

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Originally Posted by JimsCAL View Post
Are you sure the gelcoat can't be restored? Much cheaper and less work.


I wish!! It has 40 years of dings and a few past attempts at fiberglass repair by a previous owner that will need to be painted over. Thank you!
07-10-2013 11:51 AM
SailingV17
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

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Originally Posted by steve77 View Post
If it's of any use, there's a picture of the boat here: SailNet Community - steve77's Album: Gracie - Picture

The paint looks nice.



Your boat is beautiful!! Here is the link to my blog MacGregor Venture 17 Restoration
Thanks again for all the advice!
07-10-2013 10:34 AM
JimsCAL
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

Are you sure the gelcoat can't be restored? Much cheaper and less work.
07-10-2013 10:21 AM
steve77
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

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Originally Posted by SailingV17 View Post
Thank you, that is great news. I have been spending way more $$ on this "little" project than I had intended. Thought this may be a way to save a few bucks. However, after all the sanding and repairing I sure don't want to be doing this again in a couple years because I went cheap.

Best,
C
If it's of any use, there's a picture of the boat here: SailNet Community - steve77's Album: Gracie - Picture

The paint looks nice.
07-10-2013 10:19 AM
pauloman
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

the two part paints used for cars and boats are both LPU coatings - google LPU - same stuff, same can, big difference in price!

- I owned a venture 17 too!
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