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Old 11-17-2006, 01:37 PM
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Hello,

I am recently new to this forum & am also a new proud owner of a mastercraft 1986 prostar 190. Honestly, it needs a lot of cosmetic work. I have spent a lot of time researching upholstry and have found some great solutions but now it's come to the contraversial topic of painting over a gel coat.

Now, I have read a lot of people write about how it is a bad idea, labor intensive, costly, etc. BUT, I have also heard a few people write that while it is very labor intensive, if you don't mind doing the work, it pays off big!

I work for a big paint manufacturer & can buy the best automotive/marine epoxy primers, activators, reducers, poly coats, and clear coats pretty much at cost. I am not painting the bottom of the boat that will be submerged in water.

I need someone who has succesfully done this to help provide me with step by step instructions including equipment, setting, clothing, prep, temperature, etc. Everything.

Is there anyone who has successfully tackled this process that could help?

Thanks~
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:47 PM
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No chance of wet sanding the boat?
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:53 PM
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Isn't that just prep work before you would repair the gelcoat or prime?
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:12 PM
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The wetsanding method is to remove a good portion of the oxidized gel coat. More than the compounding method it really works wonders when done properly, although pretty time consuming. Check the FAQ's for pointers. Shepard also has a good thread going about his restoration project. I would if at all possible give the wetsanding a shot before attempting a repaint. Just my Best of luck which ever way you decide to go. And as always pictures help!!
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:20 PM
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The wetsanding method is to remove a good portion of the oxidized gel coat. More than the compounding method it really works wonders when done properly, although pretty time consuming. Check the FAQ's for pointers. Shepard also has a good thread going about his restoration project. I would if at all possible give the wetsanding a shot before attempting a repaint. Just my Best of luck which ever way you decide to go. And as always pictures help!!

As said above, click on this link, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...ad.php?t=12550, to Shepherds 1990 PS190 Restoration Thread. There are mounds of info in it and there will be more to come, if you follow it in the thread.
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:43 PM
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I have done it. It will work. Check out the pics in my gallery
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:52 PM
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:15 PM
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why don't you ask the tech people at your company? They manufacture marine paint? If so, they'd be the people to talk to. Shoot me an email if they can't help, and I'll tell you what to do.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:22 PM
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I paint my boat havent had any problems out of it. It has been painted since 2001. Check out my pics to see it.
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