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Aluminum boat shark paint

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I am getting ready to paint an old 1950's 12 foot aluminum boat. This is a project for my kids. They want to paint it with a shark mouth on the front. The boat is currently painted. What paint would you suggest. The kids are looking for the quickest prep possible as this will just be a fun project for them, not a full restoration. We would nee gray/silver paint for most of the boat, and then red, black, and white for the details. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

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If it already has paint on it, Just use a single part polyurethane paint like Wet Edge.  If it is bare aluminum, sand to a brite finish, use Totalboat Aluminum Etch wash to clean, then a couple coats of Total Protect Primer, then the wet edge topside paint.  If any of that area painted is going to be under the waterline, you will need to use a bottom paint if it is going to stay in the water more than a day or two.

 

 

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