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Old 04-03-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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Painting Over gel coat?

Whats best procedure?
So far flatted back with 320, but looks like it needs a bit more as there is still some shiney spots. 120?
Then was looking at primer and awlgrip gloss white.
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I have always used 2k car paint !!
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I have always used 2k car paint !!
What about prep? car paint would save a few££
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320 DA dry 800 wet flat base coat and 2k lacquer best for boats is HMG acrythane xsc21
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Yes ! What he said. although if Solid Colour then straight 2k as shouldnt need Laquer.
In the past we have done them with the cheap Autopaint.
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Whats best procedure?
So far flatted back with 320, but looks like it needs a bit more as there is still some shiney spots. 120?
Then was looking at primer and awlgrip gloss white.

Hi. I paint Cars for a living and I have loads of experience painting over Gell coat as I paint Hill Climb Race Cars in my own time.
2k solid will go straight over 320 providing it's been DA sanded.
You will need to prime if you use 120.
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It all depends what finish you're after and who's painting it! If you're going to have a go yourself and haven't really painted much save your money and buy the cheap stuff. If it's a good finish that will last and hold up against the rubs and bumps a boat gets and an experienced painter is going to apply you'll be hard pushed to beat awlgrip.

Prep with 120 for primer or sand straight gel / primer with 400 DA.
You will get a much better finish with awlgrip with primer. The primer will barrier any crap on the gel like polish/ wax etc, awlgrip doesn't need much encouragement to fisheye.

Another good option is internationals perfection range. Poor man's awlgrip..
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Its for my own boat Crusader 16, to be honest I may have a go as I have painted old track cars and bits before. It was the fact that a pro offered to do it in awlgrip for not a lot.
on above advice I may go over again with 320 and a DA and go auto 2k white. it doesn't have to be a great finish plus would be good to do it, 1 experience and 2 if its good I can take the credit haha.
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a good one is to wet flat the 2k white with 800 and lacquer over the lot. really looks good and stays shiny for years.
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