Thread: gpr 800 gel coat question
08-29-2008, 03:58 PM #1
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.
10-16-2008, 12:39 PM #2
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.
10-16-2008, 01:09 PM #3
I wish I had the answer. If you find a good way without spending $1500-$2000 please let me know.
10-16-2008, 01:54 PM #4
Research painting corvettes... It's an smc hull with automotive paint.
10-16-2008, 03:16 PM #5
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...
my first attempt at painting a ski..
10-16-2008, 08:04 PM #6
ok is there any prep work like sanding beofre i by the paint and th airbrush?
10-16-2008, 09:16 PM #7
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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 .
10-16-2008, 09:37 PM #8
10-18-2008, 10:34 AM #9
yea thats a real good paint job. im just painting my whole ski black. everything and a new black seat cover.
12-20-2008, 03:54 PM #10
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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