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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:08 pm 
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I want to paint my hobie cat, it's orange and i am having trouble finding orange marine paint. Anyone know where i can find some??


Also what could i use to paint the mast boom, side rails etc without the paint chipping or falling off, is there a way??


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:48 pm 
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Try calling a local marine store for paint. I know some people do it and it usually looks ok, for a while, but paint just isn't that durable compared to a factory gelcoat. Try restoring it a bit with some hull cleaner first ( I use On & Off, from west marine. it's nasty stuff but make my 88 hulls shiny white) then use some rubbing compound to bring out a shine.

As for the metal stuff, it's all aluminum so the only truely durable treatment would be to have re-annodized. Paint will , again, last a little while but eventually, it's going to look worse than when you started.

I would just clean it up a bit, keep the rest of the boat in good shape and save your pennies for a newer boat some day, oh yeah, last thing: sail it!!

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