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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by bolsado, Feb 23, 2014.

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  1. bolsado

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    Established "NEW" waterline with interlux 2000E level with rear chrome mount.

    This is my revised limit for the under water prep and paint.

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  2. bolsado

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    conditon upon arrival in CA

    The journey from Kenosha to CA was a bit tough on some of the old marine bondo work by the PO

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    So off to stripping the transom first

    Tried a few things. The coal tar bottom paint was a major pain. The yard cried uncle, I then tried a small soda blaster and then moved up to a sand blaster.

    I found that a mixture of soda, sand and glass media did the trick. Soda took off the paint fine but not the orig chris craft fairing bondo

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    then used epoxy primer base coat

    Interlux 2000E on sanded and degreased bare aluminum

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    Then glass filler

    Used dynaglass fiberglass filler

    Found this stuff to be most affordable but has quick set up time and is kinda lumpy especially as it sets up under application in summer temps.

    Typically this stuff is sanded smooth.

    I used this up to the "NEW" waterline.

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    Interlux glasstite filler

    Used this product as a final smoothing coat, much more workable

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    upper hull

    I did paint in lifts to make tape lines at water stripe and upper strip so that I could match them.

    Sanded hull sides and spot fairing in spots the painted with the interlux 2000e

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    toe rail and moulding strip

    Sanded to bare metal, interlux 2000e and watertite fairing

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    OK back to the coal tar

    On the hull sides I chose to go with sanders. Lots of hard work.

    Advice to those wanting to do this job, rent a commercial blaster and do it in one big push. It was my orig plan but here in CA the yards are under too much enviro scrutiny.

    Find a barn or rent a shop and do in a weekend, time lapse here is a summer and spring for this one man band

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    At Name Change??

    At this point I was thinking of going with a PT-109 theme
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    Not so much PT-109 as, say,...

    ..., JAWS!
    I mean, it would have to be subtle - kinda melded into the background of the paintwork, with soft metallic undertones shifting left and right depending on the angle as the boat passed by, soft & soothing but with a concealed snarl -ROAR! Definitely requires a master painter: FOOSE!

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    My what bright eyes a roamershark has

    All kinds of possibilities with vinyl wraps

    I have considered it for a brushed al stripe and for transom

    3m also has some heavy duty stuff used in commercial construction that mimics wood stone and metal
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    3m di-noc

    U name they have it

    Marine teak

    Mahogany

    How about marble or carbon fiber
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    Hi,

    If you do go for a foil finish please post back with your results, I am very interested to know how this works in the real world on a yacht.
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    Sail Boat in Brushed AL

    I got the idea from a few aluminum hulled sail boats

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    3M Dinoc on boats

    It seems the di noc crowd loves the carbon fiber look.

    There are hundreds of examples on cars, here is a couple boat applications

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    Hi,

    Not quite the thing I was looking at
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    I think its best applied under cover

    How about birds eye maple interior

    or exterior brushed al stripe

    Probably have to replace every few years on exterior.

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    Finishing touchs on primer and filler

    Final smoothing coat of watertite filler

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    Final coats of 2000e

    White and Grey

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