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TOPIC: Pros & Cons of Repainting

Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #279

I'm the owner of waterat 8631 and although plenty quick.... there had been significant gelcoat damage to the deck and in a few locations on the hull before I bought the boat. I had the deck repaired but grey is a hard color to match and now the boat has polka dots. On the hull there are two places where the gel coat has been completely rubbed off. I don't particularly like the colors either. I'm considering hiring a professional to repaint the boat, but have concerns about the cost, fairness, and added weight. Fortunately there is still plenty of lead in the boat, but I would prefer to keep the weight down low and next to the center board rather than spread out.

Does anyone have any good info on:

1. cost of a complete repaint
2. cost of getting the deck repainted and bottom touched up
3. the amount of weight it would add to the boat
4. would the new paint be as smooth as the old gelcoat
5. what type of paint should be used
6. who is the best person to hire (the boat is currently located in NY)
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #281

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...I bought an older waterat and just painted The deck/floot a month ago.

I used Awlcraft 2000 because, unlike awlgrip, it's pigment is consistent through it's entire thickness and it can be buffed if scratched and it can be touched up. The primer(545), the paint and paint for the floor I think cost me approx $700 in materials once I got all the converters, reducers...

I sanded the gelcoat off, so I doubt I added any signifcant weight, but I do not know for sure.

The awlcraft must be sprayed. It is very dangerous stuff to work with. For safety reasons, I did mine outside. The paint is very smooth, but I got a fair amount of dust in it. With alwcraft, since it can be buffed, I would not have any concern about fairness. The stuff laid down great.

Might want to try Guck. They have worked on 505's before, could probably give you a good quote. I tried a few places in Virginia and no one would even get back to me, so I did it myself.

Here is a link w some pictures of the work I did. You do not need to be on facebook to view them.

www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1639&id=1...6872819&l=4bbe642058

I only painted because I was putting a launcher in, the cb needed to be redone, and the seat tanks had delams. In general, I would put a paint job off as long as possible.

I can certainly understand why someone would charge a lot for a paint job. There is a ton of work in the prep. Hope some of this helps.
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #282

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It would probably cost you less overall to sell that boat and get a new rondar than to pay someone to repaint the waterat. If you want to do it right the gelcoat has to be removed because after some time it doesn't adhere anymore. That is probably what is happenning on the hull. Then you end up having to fair the hull and you end up finding little repairs that need to be made like fixing delaminated areas. e.g. where the bow rests on the dolly. All this will add up and you probably could have gotten a new bare hull for what it cost to repaint the entire boat.
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #283

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Isn't the boat still under warranty......
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #284

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If you find someone willing to paint, you could always see if they would give you a better price if you do some of the work yourself. Removing the fittings, and sanding the CB trunk and mast step alone should save you some $$$.
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #285

How long did it take to remove all the fittings and sand off the gelcoat?
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