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 Post subject: Hull refresh
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:40 pm 
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I have 75 Flamer Hobie 16. The orange/red hulls are looking pretty dull and cloudy. What, if anything, can I do to bring them back to their original glory?


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 Post subject: Re: Hull refresh
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:56 pm 
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I found a super cheap method. You can find the info here: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41162

There are also a lot of other options that you can find by searching the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Hull refresh
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:57 am 
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The problem with the old orange / red boats is not that the gloss has gone - it's that the pigment has faded. Nothing will ever bring that back.

If you use the Poliglow or similar stuff, you'll just end up with a shiny, faded boat.

The only "cure" for those old, faded boats is painting.


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 Post subject: Re: Hull refresh
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:59 am 
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thanks MBounds,
what is involved in repaiting?...is it straightforward or does it first involve stripping ect.?

What kind of paint is needed?

Wallace


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 Post subject: Re: Hull refresh
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:12 pm 
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i did mine with Interlux Brightside Polyurethane and was pretty pleased with the results.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/diy/produ ... thane.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: Hull refresh
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Wallace wrote:
thanks MBounds,
what is involved in repaiting?...is it straightforward or does it first involve stripping ect.?

What kind of paint is needed?

Wallace

It all depends on what you want, how much time you have and how much $ you want to spend.

On a basic level, you could get some rattle can paint and just go to town (don't laugh, I've seen it done). It'll look more or less OK (if you avoid runs, drips and sags - easier said than done) until you use the boat. Then it will chip and wear badly. You'll see every surface defect. The boat will need painting again in a year.

Or you could take the high road and have the surface fully prepped, primed and sprayed with a 2-part polyurethane (Awlgrip or similar) and the boat will look better than it did when it came from the factory. The finish will be very durable. It will also be pretty pricey. Just the paint is $50 - $120 a quart (depending on the color) and is really nasty stuff to work with (need a respirator - not just a mask - to spray).


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