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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Seaport Tugs => Topic started by: Willit on March 06, 2008, 11:48:52 PM

Title: painting Dickie
Post by: Willit on March 06, 2008, 11:48:52 PM
I'm researching Dickie tug mods, and the subject of repainting them troubles me.  Due to the plastic they are made of, what sort of preperation is necessary?  Should I lightly wet and dry the hull in order for the paint to properly adhere?
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: 6705russell on March 07, 2008, 06:50:42 AM
I wet and dryed mine and used Halfords sprays  O0
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: DickyD on March 07, 2008, 08:32:37 AM
I wet and dried mine then used Plasticote paint.
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: meridian on March 07, 2008, 02:32:41 PM
Wet & Dry then Halfords acrylic spray cans. No problems at all.
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: meridian on March 07, 2008, 02:33:34 PM
Wet & Dry then Halfords acrylic spray cans. No problems at all.
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: DickyD on March 07, 2008, 02:59:19 PM
Heard you the first time Meridian  ;)
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: meridian on March 07, 2008, 03:14:22 PM
Whoops! Don't know what happened there. Apologies.
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: ralphhager on March 09, 2008, 07:39:27 PM
Could you explained Wet & Dry....Thanks Ralph1937 :)
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: dougal99 on March 09, 2008, 08:39:02 PM
Ralph

Nicked this of a commercial supplier site: :angel:

Waterproof Wet & Dry Paper uses a flexible, latex impregnated, anti-slip backing paper with a fully resin bonded grit. Can be used wet or dry as a durable abrasive for hand finishing. Supplied in full sheets down to very fine grits for preparation of painted or lacquered surfaces, fibreglass and metals to produce a high quality finish

HTH

Doug
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: DickyD on March 09, 2008, 08:50:22 PM
As used in vehicle repair and paint shops. O0
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: Willit on March 13, 2008, 06:20:10 PM
WOOPS

clean forgot I posted this page!

Sorry guys lol

right seeing as the general concensus is wetndry the thing and spray we shall go with that!

thanks guys, much obliged.
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: bbdave on April 29, 2008, 08:50:45 PM
Can i just ask do you use gloss sprays or matt then a gloss varnish?


Dave
Title: Re: painting Dickie
Post by: djrobbo on April 30, 2008, 07:26:28 PM
The other car painting item that might help .......on flexible areas  of plastic i use a plastic primer then depends on what kind of finish you want...matt paint then spray all over with satin varnish.............just my way ,,as they say

           works for me !.

                    regards..bob.