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    Default Painting a faded fibreglass canoe

    I bought a project fibreglass canoe and it basically just needs a bit of repair to patch up some small cracks. The colour of the canoe is pretty faded and a bit dirty perhaps stained in places. What would I use to paint a fibreglass canoe? Do I have to use a special kind of paint on fibreglass?

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    What about plasticote? anybody used that?

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    saw this a few days back. http://www.mohawkcanoes.com/care_f.html

    When I was a kid my dad painted our boat, an old Larsen fibreglass cruiser. He used a two part paint from a marine store. We did a great deal of sanding on that hull before he painted it.

    I know that you need a good dust mask or respirator when sanding, that fibreglass dust is bad news to breathe.

    or:

    http://www.lockstockbarrell.com/spec...ting_boats.pdf

    good luck.
    Last edited by MotoMike; 4th-July-2009 at 04:36 PM.
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    Mike

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    You might want to look at this page

    http://www.redrockstore.com/canoes/q...merefinish.htm

    Depends how hard you want to work!

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    This might be helpful for you look for my post can i have your opinion on these kayaks details of a restoration job i done bought some resin paint only£40 will try post pics below so you shall see finished result and what it looked before hand


    Quote Originally Posted by scottydog View Post
    well after putting a new coat of resin and fiber glass i sanded them down to give me a smoth surface



    sides



    and botom aswell



    then by i gave it a new coat of a resin paint to make it look as good as new i think it looks great what do you think



    also



    and finally



    had great fun and enjoyed doing restaration work on the old kayak as now its something i helped restore and can use its maiden voyage shall be on the union canal 23/5/09 at 11 going on avon aquaduct filled her with water today and she didnt leak out so hopefully she dosent leak in lol
    of control why worry sitback and enjoy the Ride

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    If the canoe has gelcoat that has faded, you can just buff the colour back using a rubbing compound or an oxidization remover.

    Otherwise, if you want to paint, I would use a marine grade enamel. Sand the hull, clean it, prime it, and paint with several coats.

    Just like Scottydog's, it will look great.

    Canoeheadted.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I like what Scottydog did with his kayak. Can I ask where you bought the resin paint from scottydog? Also did you have to prime it kayak after sanding the new layer of resin you put on it?
    Thanks

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    In the end I have decided to buy this top coat paint
    http://www.nauteco.co.uk/product_cat...pcoat-1-litre-

    as it is Polyeurythane it will be a bit flexible, instead of cracking like resin might?

    and bought this primer
    http://www.nauteco.co.uk/product_cat...rcoat-1-litre-

    Just waiting for delivery which cost £6 and then I can get on with it. I will post a pic of how it turns out and if it lived up to expectation lol.

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    Don't forget the before and after photos
    Regards,
    Mike

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