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Bluechrisp

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Tug below waterline paint?
« on: April 26, 2011, 08:52:45 PM »

I'm looking for a nice dark red paint for the tug, for the underside. I have been to halfords but they all seem to to come out light red or shiney red, maybe I need glasses  %% besides undercoat is there any paints similar I could use. Is it me or does the undercoat feel slightly rough, I suppose I could matt varnish it.

Does anybody have experiences or top tips for can spray paints, I could use?  O0
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 08:55:23 PM »

Humbrol red primer is a pretty good match for most types of underwater antifouling. Then you just need to add a protective varnish coat. I use Ronseal interior polyurethane matt varnish.

Colin
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boater12

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 11:04:33 PM »

A good friend of mine swears by Halfords Red Oxide spray primer for anti-fouling, it is a 'rough-ish' finish but looks the part  :-))

Jim.
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pugwash

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 12:08:10 AM »

HYcote double acrylic Red Primer is what I use just looks like antifouling paint.
Geoff
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Bluechrisp

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 09:08:07 PM »

The Vote seems to be red primer, i have to have a good look at the selection, Would most people agree a coat of matt varnish over top?

Chris  :-)
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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 09:12:12 PM »

Yes, because the primer isn't fully waterproof.

Colin
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chingdevil

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 09:31:56 PM »

On plastic I have used the Halfords plastic primer, it is a dark red and with a coat of varnish looks good.


Brian
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nemesis

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 10:29:46 PM »

Hello, We used to use Woolworths Brick & Tile paint, the sorry thing is that it is paint. I went & got a tin of cellulose colour matched to it as I much prefer cellulose & it works out cheaper than spray cans. Hope that helps, I assume that it is not a wood hull,  Nemesis
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Roadrunner

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 08:23:37 AM »

Normally i use any Red Oxide Primer which has a matt finish, i then protect the coats with a mist spray of lacquer, which does gloss up once dry, but after 2 or 3 coats of lacquer and its hardened i take some 1000 grit wet and dry and lightly sand and wipe clean, this gives a satin look to the hull and removes the glossy surface to be more realistic as a matt finish.
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colin-d

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 10:13:23 AM »

I use Humbrol No. 073 (Wine) = RAL 3027 (under waterline)

its a Matt paint and i then cover it with Satin varnish
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Geoff Cropper

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 07:20:19 PM »

Hi,   I always use Tile Red concrete and floor paint for my working tugs as it sets rock hard and resists scratches and knocks and chemicals, well it would do, it's floor paint.                The Black hull paint is for iron railings, hard wearing and they both dry reasonably quickly.       Here's my tug, not quite finished yet.      Geoff.
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Bluechrisp

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 12:54:01 PM »

Hello all,

Loads more ideas coming in, I'm going to have to sit down and pick one i think, when the time comes  {-)

Geoff, is that a NY harbour tug?

Thanks all once more.

CP
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Geoff Cropper

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 08:01:12 PM »

I'm not sure at the moment, I'm still doing research on it, but those type of tugs are seen all around the US coast even up to Canada.     Geoff.
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Marc St Hilaire

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 08:05:35 AM »

Are matt and satin varnishes waterproof? I assumed that whatever made matt paint not fully waterproof would also apply to varnishes as well. Just a thought.
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boat captain

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2011, 11:16:59 AM »

I use Ronseal outdoor clear satin varnish over Halfords red primer. It is completly waterproof.

Joe  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2011, 11:31:02 AM »

I use Plastikote red oxide primer and no varnish on my plastic and grp hulls.

If your varnished paint gets scratched you could have trouble repainting because of the varnish.

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MikeW

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Re: Tug below waterline paint?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2011, 01:01:18 PM »

I use Plastikote red oxide primer and no varnish on my plastic and grp hulls.

If your varnished paint gets scratched you could have trouble repainting because of the varnish.


Thats why I use Acrylic Varnish, you can paint again stright over it no problem with acrylic paint (Halfords). Comes in spray cans too which makes life a lot easier.
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