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paul gutteridge

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1 metre yacht painting advice
« on: October 10, 2013, 06:33:51 am »

Hi all I would like some advice on a second hand yacht I have purchased please
I want to repaint hull and deck ive done all the preperation could anyone advise on if the deck or the hull is painted first please.
any advice would be appreciated
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Re: 1 metre yacht painting advice
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 07:52:19 am »

depending on the colour scheme im painting often dictates where i start , i think my micro magic was painted deck first , but its been done in three colours , each colour fades into the last / next and the pattern extends around the hull in an approximate 45 degree line . due to the scheme i paint my racing yachts in they take around two weeks just to paint !
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Re: 1 metre yacht painting advice
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 08:10:39 am »

If it's just two colour I paint the hull as I find it easier to mask the hull when
painting the deck.
If you are racing your IOM, remember each coat of paint adds weight to the hull.

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Re: 1 metre yacht painting advice
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 06:22:54 pm »

a apply my paint with an airbrush , on the racing boats i omit using primer ,  then any names / decals and finish off with a couple of coats of laquer . im sure the microns im applying wont be adding much weight to my boats
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Re: 1 metre yacht painting advice
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 08:09:20 pm »

if you are intending to race the IOM which will need a measurement certificate the inside of the hull must not be painted so the measurer can see it's construction.
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Re: 1 metre yacht painting advice
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 08:56:59 am »

Hi,
 
If you are not sure about a colour scheme use a clear paint!
 
I did this after a row about the construction of a yacht "was not visible enough."
 
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Re: 1 metre yacht painting advice
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 09:35:17 pm »

I'd paint lightest colour first, that means you'll cover any bleed through with the darker colour.
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