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Old 01-14-2020, 08:24 AM
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Hello All. Last summer, I bought a 1996 Maverick Flats boat, with a 96 Johnson 175 Fast strike motor. The motor runs like a top, but likes gasoline very much. So, In the spirit of dressing it up some, I want to paint the motor white. It is now black.

The Maverick is kind of a "cream" color currently. So, looking for thoughts/recommendations on "white" paint to use. I will do this myself, and I am by NO means a painter. It does not have to be very fancy. Just a "fresher" look. I was thinking using just spray cans to accomplish this task. Would re-do the stickers on it as well. Just a fun, wintertime project to piddle on.

Considered taking it to a body shop to do, as I have a friend/client that owns a good shop. To be honest, it just really doesn't have to be that "nice". The boat has some age, and we just fish inshore with it.

Thoughts?
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Easiest and best looking answer is get a used hood in good condition and buy the matching spray paint. Primer and two cans of the right color will work affordably.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Johnso...AAAOSw3ydVsDqH




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spray paint it or let body shop do it - its your choice
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I painted my 06 Yamaha 150 and bought new decals. The problem is that the clear that comes in a rattle can wont hold up. Everytime I came in the clear was etched and I had to buff out. Took it to my auto body guy and he put car clear on and it was good to go.





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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Easiest and best looking answer is get a used hood in good condition and buy the matching spray paint. Primer and two cans of the right color will work affordably.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Johnso...AAAOSw3ydVsDqH



Interesting idea. I assume the cowling from a Johnson Fast Strike, and the Ocean Runner are interchangeable.?
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Yes. You can even use the Evinrude Oceanpro model 150/175 as well. OMC (Evinrude and Johnson) 2.6 liter 60degree carb engines from 1993-1997 will work. Any large local Evinrude dealership may have some around cheap. They were very common.




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Good prep is key. Clean with solvent like acetone. Sand with 320 grit, tape off with the 3m green tape, prime, sand again and spray. An automotive type paint probably best. One trick with rattle cans is they don't put out much spray volume and hard to keep a wet edge without runs or dry spray areas.

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