Sand Blasting and Painting a Steel Boat

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Sand Blasting and Painting a Steel Boat

Postby holiday » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:31 am

I'll be hauling my steel hulled, Dutch built, trawler within the next month or so. There is lots of information, here and elsewhere, for the prep and painting of "glass" boats.
There are areas of rust that will require attention including some welding repair (The hull is sound, but some of the attachments need to be fixed with new metal).
The paint, on Flight Risk is chalked, faded, chipping and peeling. Soda blasting seems to be the best choice. But the best topside and bottom paints are in question. There are so many choices.
Any suggestions (anecdotal or personal) would be appreciated. Or if you are aware of any sites dedicated to steel boats, please respond here.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sand Blasting and Painting a Steel Boat

Postby capn chuck » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:55 pm

Holiday, I have limited experience with metal boats, but have done some painting on aluminum hulls after they had been prepped for the topcoat. We painted the boats with AwlGrip and that is my preference whether metal or fiberglass. Whichever paint you choose, use the same manufacturers material for prep and priming as these paints are designed as a system. Sorry I can't offer you more. Chuck
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Re: Sand Blasting and Painting a Steel Boat

Postby holiday » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:33 pm

Thanks. As you've pointed out to me in the past, you're the guinea pig. AwlGrip it is.
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