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Old 01-18-2019, 06:54 AM
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Maaco shops will often spray anything including boats.You do the prep and let them apply the paint.Might be worth a try.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:59 AM
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We painted a car out side and it came out pretty good. Rake the area where your painting as best you can. Before you start painting take a hose and spray down the entire area. This will help keep down any dust.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:12 AM
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There is nothing wrong with a scuba reg. Not all that different than what the fire department does. There stuff is higher temp but you will get clean air. I have done it with mine. Wear eye protection. i think its safer than a respirator.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:39 AM
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I have sprayed plenty outside. The safety posts are not wrong, but I have done without a tent and gear. Wet the area under the boat well, find a no wind day, and MAKE SURE your air pressure is right. Nothing worse than an expensive orange peel finish. Not familiar with your product. If you don't have it yet, do your wallet a HUGE favor and look at Mothane Paints. $100 a gallon and and can be color matched to any awlgrip color that exists. I'm not a pro, but have done enough shade treeing to know you can be very happy with the results.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
Maaco shops will often spray anything including boats.You do the prep and let them apply the paint.Might be worth a try.
Results will vary with Maaco since they are independently owned, but many of them can paint very well. The reason they don't look great quite often is the prep work. When I was restoring an old GTO, people posted pictures of cars they had Maaco paint when they did their own prep work. They looked very nice. Most of the money of a proper paint job is the prep. Techs at Maaco probably spend more time actually painting than most places.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by flukin nuts View Post
There is nothing wrong with a scuba reg. Not all that different than what the fire department does. There stuff is higher temp but you will get clean air. I have done it with mine. Wear eye protection. i think its safer than a respirator.

Thats what I was thinking. Supplied air from a tank is definitely the cleanest air you will get vs a charcoal respirator.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:29 AM
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Just called all the local maccos. They said they wont even touch a boat.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by hookedonshenanigans View Post


Did you learn the hard way with this stuff ?
it was a small area, outside, bad idea.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:48 AM
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If the boat fit under one of this
tent style car garage tent style car garage
then use it as structure and hang some plastic sheets/tarp from the side.
You may buld ventilation with a ventilator and kitchen vapour aspiration filter mat to filter the air befor you blow it in.
Scubaregulator and a scuba mask will work, but the risk of painting/clogging the regulator makes it not worth.
A professional 3M paint mask is not that expensive, just get the right filters for it and use a scuba mask to cover your eyes, however, a full face mask would be much better
Don't use gelcoat if you are not knowing what you are doing!!! 2K poliurethane paint will do the trick, harden fast and is durable.
Floor use International Interdeck or similar non-slip paint, resist wear and tear of my divers, tanks and weights.
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Originally Posted by bigjimmie View Post
it was a small area, outside, bad idea.

Ouch. Did you have the right gear on ?
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Originally Posted by ChrigelKarrer View Post
If the boat fit under one of this tent style car garage then use it as structure and hang some plastic sheets/tarp from the side.
You may buld ventilation with a ventilator and kitchen vapour aspiration filter mat to filter the air befor you blow it in.
Scubaregulator and a scuba mask will work, but the risk of painting/clogging the regulator makes it not worth.
A professional 3M paint mask is not that expensive, just get the right filters for it and use a scuba mask to cover your eyes, however, a full face mask would be much better
Don't use gelcoat if you are not knowing what you are doing!!! 2K poliurethane paint will do the trick, harden fast and is durable.
Floor use International Interdeck or similar non-slip paint, resist wear and tear of my divers, tanks and weights.
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none of the respirators will work for me. Hopefully trying the scuba rig amd see how it goes
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Just ordered this. Idea of running the reg up thru the suit to avoid paint getting on it. Good idea ?




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Old 01-18-2019, 12:38 PM
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Make sure the breeze isn't blowing towards a neighbor's car.....house, boat, dog. You get the picture!
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:17 PM
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My guy painted the hull on our 45 sportfish in the boat yard in April, it came out great!! Outside isn't a problem if you know what you're doing and have the proper equipment, I would definitely get a respirator!
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:35 PM
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With you having done the prep you could probably get someone experienced with spraying boats to do it on site pretty inexpensive. $200 for 2 hrs work on a Sat is easy side money, and you would get the benefit of experience and batter equipment. A good spray gun can make a huge difference. I spray lacquers and epoxies all the time but made some errors spraying Awlgrip....viscosity and speed/flow rate were totally different and sanding a sag and blending back in is no fun with that stuff.
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I've painted many cars outside all came out great - as mentioned before spray on a calm day - I've used a dual cartridge respirator and wet the ground down with water to keep the dust at a minimum
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Originally Posted by hookedonshenanigans View Post



my idea was to use a dive mask covering the nose as well and use the regulator with a full hooded tyvek suit and good gloves. Not sure if the regulator will work 100% sealed but if it does underwater i wouldnt see why it wont in this situation.
It works, but you are now dragging around a second hose. I did an Imron job outside in FL; came out very nice. Wait for calm air day, with no overspray targets within 100'. Make sure you don't need to go to a dive shop for a recharge while the paint in the cup hardens up!
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Originally Posted by raptor660 View Post
With you having done the prep you could probably get someone experienced with spraying boats to do it on site pretty inexpensive. $200 for 2 hrs work on a Sat is easy side money, and you would get the benefit of experience and batter equipment. A good spray gun can make a huge difference. I spray lacquers and epoxies all the time but made some errors spraying Awlgrip....viscosity and speed/flow rate were totally different and sanding a sag and blending back in is no fun with that stuff.

Found two different guys at a few local boat yards. They both backed out on me or not show up at all $400 were the quotes they gave me
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by diver dave View Post
It works, but you are now dragging around a second hose.
Wait till you do that inside an engine room, not only trying to keep the gun's hoses but your air supply out of wet paint, fun!


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Found two different guys at a few local boat yards. They both backed out on me or not show up at all $400 were the quotes they gave me
Did you offer them plenty of cold beer too? Don't know a single painter that isn't a drunk.
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Wait till you do that inside an engine room, not only trying to keep the gun's hoses but your air supply out of wet paint, fun!




Did you offer them plenty of cold beer too? Don't know a single painter that isn't a drunk.
Very true
but I do know one who isn't a drunk but he used to be
doesn't drink any more
Come to think of it,he doesn't paint much anymore either​​​​​​​
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