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Fishnhunt
10-23-2013, 10:29 PM
I've gotten everything off the boat and taken to powder coat. Sanded the hull and repaired damaged fiberglass. Now I'm trying to decide how to do the paint. I would like ideas on how to do a 89 prostar 190. I'm thinking red metal flake from the water line to the rub rail which will be black. Leave the deck white but the bow metal flake. What do y'all think?

Barefooter92
10-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Sweet! Lets see some progress photos! Love the flake!

Fishnhunt
10-23-2013, 10:45 PM
I'm trying to get pics up. Help!!!

Fishnhunt
10-23-2013, 11:05 PM
Here are a few pics. The last is what I am considering doing.

Fishnhunt
10-23-2013, 11:07 PM
Sorry here's the other

Fishnhunt
10-23-2013, 11:08 PM
And one more

bhanson
10-24-2013, 12:24 AM
I think metal flake is awesome. Was on a bunch of boats last weekend and metal flake stood out every time, in a very good way. Others have commented that it can take a beating on the dock, and certainly at some point it will look dated, but right now it just looks great. No bigger personal-preference decision than how to paint/gelcoat your boat. Some like plain white, some like gaudy wraps, your red metal flake is right down the middle and very classy, IMO.

Aric'sX15
10-24-2013, 12:40 AM
whatever you do, dont just slap on automotive paint. youre planning on re gelling right?

bigmac
10-24-2013, 05:28 AM
I've gotten everything off the boat and taken to powder coat. Sanded the hull and repaired damaged fiberglass. Now I'm trying to decide how to do the paint. I would like ideas on how to do a 89 prostar 190. I'm thinking red metal flake from the water line to the rub rail which will be black. Leave the deck white but the bow metal flake. What do y'all think?

These boats aren't painted, they're gel coated...a polyester resin that forms the first layer in the mold when the hull was laid up. No paint involved. If you've sanded away parts of the gel coat, you had better carefully research what you're going to replace that fundamental hull component with. Automotive paint just isn't going to do it. I would go talk to a boat fiberglass guy or body shop that does boats to get further advice before proceeding.

bturner2
10-24-2013, 08:29 AM
X2 with Mac. You could be setting yourself up for some adhesion issues at minimum. From a resale perspective you'll pretty much be the last owner or at least the last one that knows anything about boats if you use automotive paint. Most boats painted like this have issues with the finish within a couple years.

I realize this is an older boat that you're most likely pulling this one back from the brink but I would seriously consider going with gelcoat or at least finding out what the cost difference would be to do it right. You've already done the hard work of the 80/20 (80% prep, 20% spray/buff) rule of refinishing. See if the cost difference of going with gel is a possibility.

As far as flake goes..... I'll bet it's going to cost a significant premium for the materials and if you scratch it matching the repair will be more difficult. It would look great though.

Fishnhunt
10-24-2013, 09:36 AM
It's at a fiberglass shop now, they have done all the work and will start the metal flake gel coat as soon as I tell them what I want. He has entered boats in numerous shows and plans on using 7 lbs of flake and putting nine coats of clear. What do you guys think of going black to where the water line starts, then white to where it ends. Start the red flake at top of water line to the rub rail. Leave the cap white with the bow being red flake? Thoughts and help are appreciated. Automotive paint, bondo and holes in the gel is the reason I am going through this process.

Fishnhunt
10-24-2013, 09:47 AM
I guess when I said paint that scared everyone. I am gel coating the boat and looking for design ideas. The cost of using flake is around 100 per pound for good flake. Labor is about the same but requires double the amount of clear on top.

BrianM
10-24-2013, 10:01 AM
Sounds like it will look great to me. Flake on the bow is really going to be unique.

AlbertaSurfer
10-24-2013, 10:46 AM
If I may ask, how much is it costing to re-do the gelcoat? I'd like to do that too, but the guy here who does it wants to see the boat for a quote (understandable) and it's in storage already.

Fishnhunt
10-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Mine had a lot of damage to the fiberglass and someone had put the rub rail on with steel rivets so there were some extra costs. Mine was 3700. If it it is a clean boat with no damage it would be around 2300

Aric'sX15
10-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Wow this is gonna be sweet then!!!

bigmac
10-24-2013, 11:42 AM
I guess when I said paint that scared everyone. I am gel coating the boat and looking for design ideas. The cost of using flake is around 100 per pound for good flake. Labor is about the same but requires double the amount of clear on top.

Whew! I feel a lot better. In my mind, this has gone from a disaster-in-the-making to an exciting design project. I've seen many, many great restoration projects posted here over the years but I don't think I've seen one that entailed an entire re-gelcoat. Nice.

Fishnhunt
10-24-2013, 04:09 PM
I just left the shop! White bottom to where the boat sits in the water. Red flake from there to the rub rail. It will have a 1/2 inch white pin just under the rub rail and just over the water line. The bow will be red flake with the same1/2 inch pin around it. Black carpet and new seats from a guy around here that says he can duplicate vipers work and detail. This is being done by A Touch Of Glass in Mt holly NC. He will be taking it to a show in Feb. I will post pics as progress is made.

Cloaked
10-24-2013, 05:32 PM
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orbeamlb
10-24-2013, 08:42 PM
There's a PS190 of the same hull/deck as yours I've seen on Lake Austin redone with Red Flake over a white hull (mimicking the factory gel scheme) and it looks fantastic.

Can't wait to see pics of yours.

bturner2
10-25-2013, 07:44 AM
Outstanding. Can't wait to see the finished product.

JohnE
10-25-2013, 08:48 AM
I can't wait to see this as well. For $2300 I'd do mine over in a second.

Fishnhunt
11-01-2013, 10:26 PM
Making a little progress!

Fishnhunt
11-01-2013, 10:29 PM
Sorry my photos are messed up. More pics monday

thatsmrmastercraft
11-01-2013, 10:39 PM
Flipped. Looking great!

Fishnhunt
11-01-2013, 10:47 PM
Thank you!!

Fishnhunt
11-01-2013, 10:49 PM
I'm going to order the rims and tires soon!

scott023
11-01-2013, 11:17 PM
Flipped. Looking great!

I missed this thread. It certainly does look great.

scott023
11-01-2013, 11:18 PM
I'm going to order the rims and tires soon!

Pete is your man for that. No one knows more than him when it comes to wheels and tires.

thatsmrmastercraft
11-01-2013, 11:42 PM
Pete is your man for that. No one knitted more than him when it comes to wheels and tires.

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thatsmrmastercraft
11-01-2013, 11:47 PM
I'm going to order the rims and tires soon!

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