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Need info on best practices for painting my aluminum boat

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I have a 16 ft Sea Nymph that I have gutted to the stringers.

I am wanting to paint it but I want some feed back first. I am thinking about sanding the old paint to roughen up the surface, then go over it with Self Etching Primer, them I'm planning on using Rustoleum Professional semi gloss white.

Who out there has any suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance

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For sure use the self etching primer on the aluminum. I did the same project for a 16' blue fin. I also painted the inside with truck bed liner. Helped with the sound.


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For sure use the self etching primer on the aluminum. I did the same project for a 16' blue fin. I also painted the inside with truck bed liner. Helped with the sound.


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Hi, and thanks for the reply. I am going to paint the inside the same as the outside because the inside is going to be carpeted. The pics below start with how it looked with all the old stuff down to where it is now. IMG_2586.JPGIMG_2746.JPGIMG_3005.JPGIMG_3080.JPG


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I have begun to seal all my wood and I'm going to put the bottom floor down, sand prime and paint the inside then remove the engine and flip the boat to paint it.

 

Also are the any recommendations on flipping the boat?

 

 

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I flipped mine with my buddy (14') and rested it on wood rounds I hadn't split yet for winter. Also, did so with the floor out so it weighed less. Tried to post a pic, but my phone won't let me. Will try on the computer later.

 

 

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You can see the rounds sticking out. I used ones tall enough that the wheel would hit the ground.

Also, I used the rustoleum tractor paint.

 

- GBL

 

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Green Boat: 1966 Starcraft Mariner-V 14

 

 

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You can see the rounds sticking out. I used ones tall enough that the wheel would hit the ground.
Also, I used the rustoleum tractor paint.
 
- GBL
 
Puffer II: 1802 Trophy
Green Boat: 1966 Starcraft Mariner-V 14
 
 

Looks great, thanks again for the picturesIMG_3259.JPG
This is where I'm at so far.
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This is the primer I'm going to use.


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