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Postby ddependo » Thu May 11, 2017 2:18 pm

Getting quotes to paint my topside. One marina suggested for aluminum to use flat white.
what do you all think. Don't think I ever saw one flat white.
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Re: paint

Postby honestcharlie56 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:21 pm

haha mine is flat white, because its 27 years old.
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Re: paint

Postby TinChips » Thu May 11, 2017 8:08 pm

I prefer a gloss white myself but others will disagree. I like the way it shines. Traditionally, many Marinette repaints have been done in two part paint like Awlgrip or Imron. But in the last couple of years there is a newer generation paint called Quantum paint by EMC2. They claim the engineering is way ahead of the traditional coating. Personally I am a one part roll and tip painter (used Toplac,but not available anymore)

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Re: paint

Postby jralbert » Thu May 11, 2017 9:55 pm

Can't figure the connection between flat paint and aluminum. BUT..there's a big but....for the foredeck (not sides), it is a good idea to use flat or at least flatter coating to cut down on glare. It's hard enough to see ahead with water reflecting light at all angles. Gloss on the foredeck doesn't help so keep that in mind. Cosmetically, you don't lose anything with flat in front of you while behind and on the sides it's gloss which polishes well and just feels like it is harder and more durable. Whether it is actually more durable I could not say but the paint mfr can
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Re: paint

Postby Tuggle » Fri May 12, 2017 9:12 am

Painting mine as we speak, using Rustolem Top Side Gloss White, sanded with 120, wiped down with alcohol then rolled. Going to do the stripes in navy blue this weekend. So far everything has gone well, have even had several complements, not surprising as dull as it was.
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Re: paint

Postby carl » Fri May 12, 2017 12:23 pm

Hello Wayne,
I'm using the Interlux brand one part epoxy "Brightside" paint on my topsides. They also sell a flattening agent you add to the paint for area's that you want to reduce glare on such as the cabin top in front of the fly bridge. I found it applies nicely with a brush and self levels for a beautiful finish, looks sprayed on when dry.
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Re: paint

Postby Fastjeff » Sat May 13, 2017 5:24 am

Gloss finishes are easier to keep clean, but I agree on that glare issue. My boat was run from the lower helm and the glare coming from that cabin roof could be really troublesome. Nearly painted it some dull color, like they did on WW II bombers (in front of the windshields).

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