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    gpr 800 gel coat question

    ok i have my ski. im doing a complete over haul on this thing and one of my ideas is to take off the bottom paint that was on it when i got it. can i just sand it off or do i need to use a special abrasive pad? then how can i put the gel coat back on to amke it smooth and shiny?

    i no that the paint is rough and is definatley slowing me down on top speed. any ideas or solutions qould be greatly appreciated.


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    how do i paint my gpr hull

    i want to paint my gpr hull but im not sure how i should do it. and what kind of paint i want to use. im looking to make the whole ski gloss black.

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    I wish I had the answer. If you find a good way without spending $1500-$2000 please let me know.

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    Research painting corvettes... It's an smc hull with automotive paint.

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    Brightside from James Town Distributors.. Comes in many colors and can be rolled, or sprayed.
    1 part epoxy...

    I did my ski last winter.. turned out great until the wife decided the ski could fit under the dock...(*^&^*&%. But it is super easy to fix now too.

    I didn't clear coat. just did a lot of rubbing compound and waxing.

    I think it is like 25 dollars a pint I only used 1 pint and I did about 7 coats on my top deck.

    Not including the primer etc...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...eat#post748861

    my first attempt at painting a ski..

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    ok is there any prep work like sanding beofre i by the paint and th airbrush?

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    see my post in the yamaha project .
    first: sanding , fill hole and scratch with marine tex , resanding
    after apply an marine epoxy primer to help the futur paint to stick and make your paint virtually bullet proof .

    after you can use a car paint .
    for boat i think solvant based 2 component paint are the best .
    2 layer and if you want after,very light sanding , and apply a gloss clear on it .












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    Nice ! =d>

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    yea thats a real good paint job. im just painting my whole ski black. everything and a new black seat cover.

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    bottom paint /gel coat question

    my ski has bottom paint on it from the previous owner
    how would i go about gettin off and then if i do how can i apply a fresh gel coat to make it smooth?
    cuz i know this paint is slowing me down its rough and has shit growing it so i want to remove it so i can get max speed.

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