Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips for Painting Fiberglass Boats by David Pascoe.
Tips for Painting Fiberglass Boats. One of the most frequent questions that a marine surveyor is asked is whether it is worthwhile to paint a fiberglass boat. The answer is a qualified yes so long as the owner fully understands the extent of the work and cost involved. Fortunately there are some very. Most boats still use gelcoat for the exterior finish. Gelcoat is basically a resin with very high pigmentation content that gives it it's color. But gelcoat is used for another reason and that is as a mold release agent that helps prevent the fiberglass part from bonding to the mold at the time it is laid up.
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DIY Topside Painting West Marine.
We have handbooks and manuals from many of our suppliers that we are happy to send you at no charge. Interluxs Boat Paint Guide and Color Chart Model 5422381 and Pettits Boat Painting Guide Model 10484244 are two examples available for free download below. Also several of our major paint suppliers list toll-free phone numbers that you can call during business hours for help. And finally of course our West Marine Product Advisors are available by phone Monday through Friday 6am5pm Pacific Time at 1-800-BOATING 1-800-262-8464. Great for non-professional painters. Very easy to apply relatively non-toxic adequate gloss and longevity. Choosing the right paint.
Antifoul Paints Varnishes Marine Gloss and more.
In our wide range of marine coatings we have 3 grades of antifouling paint also known as bottom paint. Tropical Killa is our most economical antifouling but offers good performance and protection. Protector II is the next stage up a cruiser grade antifoul offering competitive performance at a good price. Then there is our top range of paints Antifouling D Plus and Antifouling A Plus. Both are physically abrading and offer excellent performance and protection for up to 24 months.