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    painting a gp1200

    hey guys i just bought a 1998 gp 1200 a little while ago. the ski is all white with the hood in blue. i would like to paint it all black. i have an uncle who paints cars. now my question is, can the whole ski be painted with regular automotive paint or do you need some kind of special gelcoat or something. also what technique can i use to flip the jetski bottom side up so he can paint the bottom? any help is greatly appreciated.


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    Don't paint it black, man... Black absorbs heat and if it's not done right, it'll show. It's one of the hardest colours to paint properly.

    But yes, you can use automotive paint (acrylic or 2-pack).

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    If your hull is made from smc you will need to use an epoxy primer and if you use acrylic you need to finish it with a 2 pac clear.

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    i got a quote today for 450 for painting the bottom and top of the hull a glossy metallic black. add to that about 70 bucks for new hydro turf mats and 120 for a carbon fiber wrapped vinyl seat. are these good prices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2papi View Post
    i got a quote today for 450 for painting the bottom and top of the hull a glossy metallic black. add to that about 70 bucks for new hydro turf mats and 120 for a carbon fiber wrapped vinyl seat. are these good prices?
    That does not seem too bad to me for the whole thing.

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