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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-04-2007 05:57 PM
Rockter Right now it's about 50 degF.

I'll wait until spring.

The boat's coming out of the water in about a month.
09-04-2007 05:28 PM
sailingdog 18˚C is only 65˚ Farenheit or so.. You could keep something that temp using a heat tent with an 100W bulb in it.
09-04-2007 05:14 PM
Rockter RicH...

Thanks. I have found a site for it, and it is available in the UK. The recommended curing temperature is 18 degC+ it seems, and never less than 10 degC, so that might be a problem here.
09-04-2007 04:01 PM
RichH The best paint for boat names is probably a highly leaded sign paint by the namebrand of "ONE-SHOT" .... probably wont be available in states that contain an excess of eco-freaks.
09-04-2007 03:42 PM
sailingdog Acetone can damage some paints.. you really need to be careful with the stuff and check it on an unimportant, less visible area IMHO. It is also generally cheaper to buy Acetone at the hardware store than at WM.
09-04-2007 03:39 PM
tnuciforo Although I haven't ventured into painting the name on my boat - yet, I've also been advised of the critically important step of thoroughly cleaning the hull. I've been told, aside from your potential need to remove old paint, to clean the entire area with acetone, and then thoroughly rinse and air dry the area before you start. I understand acetone will not affect existing paint. I checked and found a quart for about $11 (US) at West Marine.
09-04-2007 03:12 PM
Rockter The painting really was so well done and well proportioned that I would not want to change it really.
09-04-2007 11:46 AM
Tartan34C When we removed a name in the shop we used Easy-off oven cleaner. If the hull is painted be careful because it will remove some paints. On fiberglass itís a great way to remove a name.
Robert Gainer
Program Director
Hudson Fisheries Trust
www.fisheriestrust.org
09-04-2007 11:38 AM
Joel73 Rockter... sorry to throw more questions into your thread but it's directly related.
What would be the best way to remove the old paint? We need to change our hailing port and would like to repaint the name. Would it be best to repaint the whole transom and start from scratch?
09-04-2007 08:28 AM
sailingdog Also, prep the area to be re-touched very carefully... get rid of all the wax and dirt or the re-touching job will look like crap.
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