ekrogstad

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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To piggy back on this topic, I am painting a 1950s 14' aluminum fishing boat and I had a couple questions. I have a mix of raw aluminum and paint since I pulled this out of the woods basically. I assume that this means that I need to sand down to bare aluminum, etch, prime and then pain it, correct? Also, I trailer my boat between fishing trips. Do I need bottom paint? Would it help keep down the roller rub wear?

-Thanks!

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We have an Aluminum Boat Topside paint that would be good in your application if the colors offered fit your need.

Here is the link:

https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=336274&familyName=TotalBoat+Aluminum+Boat+Topside+Paint

This paint doesn't need a primer and can go over existing paint in good condition, just sand and apply.

 

 

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You could use the Totalboat Wet Edge single part polyurethane or Interlux Brightside which are more colors but you will need to sand the old paint off, etch wash, Total protect primer then the topside paint.

 

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