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09-19-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Chaps

read it again - SANDBLAST, EPOXY PRIMER, then...

read it again - SANDBLAST, EPOXY PRIMER, then your top coat of choice. Anodize is a cosmetic finish, powdercoat doesn't bond for shit
09-19-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Chaps

Anodizing and/or powder coating aluminum for sea...

Anodizing and/or powder coating aluminum for sea service not good plan IMO. Best is to sandblast, epoxy primer, quality catalyzed topside paint
09-18-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Chaps

Here is a cool one, Lifeproof 31 CC ...

Here is a cool one, Lifeproof 31 CC
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07-30-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,697
Posted By Chaps

It's only an 18' boat, pull it out on a trailer!

It's only an 18' boat, pull it out on a trailer!
07-30-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Chaps

The outdrive might not be shiny underneath...

The outdrive might not be shiny underneath depending on how it was prepped (sanded) prior to painting. That said, if you know the factory paint is good then most bottom paint removal methods will...
06-11-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Chaps

Pettit Splash Zone epoxy compound works good for...

Pettit Splash Zone epoxy compound works good for wet repairs and damp hole filling. In fact the easiest way to work that stuff is to make a 50/50 mix of the two parts in your wet hands and immerse...
06-06-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chaps

If I understand your set-up correctly, you need...

If I understand your set-up correctly, you need to change your hull anodes to aluminum, the OEM aluminum anode on the motor is attempting to protect the entire boat because it is more reactive than...
05-30-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Chaps

Thinner, not typically necessary, depends on what...

Thinner, not typically necessary, depends on what you are starting with. If it was a bare hull and never been painted before you should have wiped it down with a hot thinner before you sanded but...
04-22-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chaps

Stray current corrosion, either self-induced...

Stray current corrosion, either self-induced (most likely) or faulty neighbor boat or hot marina green wire. I'll bet every bolt on that drive is seized up, it ain't gonna come apart very easy. Run
04-21-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By Chaps

Rinse the boat out with a water/ammonia solution....

Rinse the boat out with a water/ammonia solution. The ammonia is a base and will neutralize remaining acid residue
03-31-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Chaps

It would be easier to tell what is going on if...

It would be easier to tell what is going on if you would pressure wash the growth off. That said, looks like either original factory aluminum anodes were mistakenly replaced with aftermarket zinc...
03-29-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Chaps

The guy asking the question is fastening an anode...

The guy asking the question is fastening an anode to an aluminum motor bracket with stainless bolts. Marine grease is way better than putting it together dry but a product like Tef-Gel is better...
03-28-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Chaps

Tap the holes with a 6mm tap to clean them out...

Tap the holes with a 6mm tap to clean them out and wire brush the crud off of the bolt threads. Ideally lube the threads with Tef-Gel. If you use an anti-seize make sure it does not have copper in...
03-21-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Chaps

Hi Louie, aluminum hulls don't rust because the...

Hi Louie, aluminum hulls don't rust because the metal is non-ferrous. If you do knock the paint off in a grounding or lots of beaching you won't be causing any harm to the hull, the paint is applied...
03-20-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,809
Posted By Chaps

If you want a light gray colored bottom paint...

If you want a light gray colored bottom paint right out of the can and you want a very effective (high percentage of copper) in an anti-foul product I have had good results using the gray Seahawk...
03-16-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Chaps

or xylene

or xylene
03-16-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Chaps

Hey Louie, I'm in the Seattle area, Bainbridge...

Hey Louie, I'm in the Seattle area, Bainbridge Island to be exact. Business name: Agate Pass Marine (google it for links)

Bottom painting lots of aluminum boats! - Bob
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02-09-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,465
Posted By Chaps

nuke power, a second term thing - that's when you...

nuke power, a second term thing - that's when you get to roll out the really controversial stuff
12-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Chaps

Those motors are easier to clean up if you pull...

Those motors are easier to clean up if you pull the big top cylinder pin and pivot the tilt system out so you can get at the junk in the back. do this by tilting the motor up and setting it on the...
11-01-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Chaps

In a closed cooling system that uses antifreeze...

In a closed cooling system that uses antifreeze your area of concern is controlling the electrical conductivity of the coolant mix. Generally the higher the conductivity of your coolant the more...
10-31-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By Chaps

I bottom paint boats for a living. Every year I...

I bottom paint boats for a living. Every year I am asked to blast hard growth off of new boats that were initially launched with bare bottoms though having sonic growth deterrent hull devices...
10-31-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Chaps

Couple of things on this subject, it is possible...

Couple of things on this subject, it is possible to apply copper anti-foul to aluminum boats but lots of epoxy barrier coat is required to establish sufficient insulation between the hull and the...
10-18-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,487
Posted By Chaps

Not really for storage, inexpensive covered work...

Not really for storage, inexpensive covered work area for small boat bottom painting, walking beams simplify raising boats of various lengths. Our bigger system can handle boats to 40'...
09-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Chaps

Aluminum anodes for outboard motors, it's what...

Aluminum anodes for outboard motors, it's what your engine was equipped with from the factory. They are alloyed to be slightly more reactive (protective) than zinc for aluminum motor components...
07-20-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Chaps

those typically have side plates that can swap...

those typically have side plates that can swap sides making them a universal mount
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