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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:59 am 
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Looking to jazz up my rudders with a shiny new coat of paint :D Does anyone have a recommendation for paint type and process? Looking to make them bright orange

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:57 am 
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Depends on what they are . . .

If you've got the original Lexan rudders that came with your boat - paint doesn't stick well.

Fiberglass rudders will take paint, but you need to surface prep them to get it to stick.


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Spray them with Gelcoat. Search the forums for info on Gelcoat.

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 2:47 pm 
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Surf City Catamarans wrote:
Spray them with Gelcoat. Search the forums for info on Gelcoat.


That ain't going to work if the rudders are plastic (Lexan or nylon).


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