|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
ยฃ2.50
ยฃ4.50
ยฃ6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
ยฃ25
ยฃ45
ยฃ65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    8 Posts ยท 8 Followers ยท 0 Photos ยท 35 Likes
    Began 22 days ago by
    Leading Seaman
    United Kingdom
    Follow This Thread
    Not currently following
    > Click to follow
    Latest Post 19 days ago by
    Master Seaman
    United Kingdom
    ( Newest Posts Shown First )
    Razor1955
    Master Seaman
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    19 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 12 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    I agree with Greg's preparation system. The abrasion is vital to get good paint adhesion, even if it hurts to loose that lovely gloss gelcoat finish. It is then important to use the correct primer for whatever finishing coat you will use as not all paint systems are compatible.
    In the past I have used automotive primers with no problems and recently I have been trying Multi Surface primer from the DIY store, with acrylic topcoat and water based Polyurethane varnish finishing coat - so far so good!
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Fred
    Lieutenant
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    30 Views
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 10 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Hi Merchany67
    I have just sent you a D/M
    Fred
    That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
    GregHiltz
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class
    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    45 Views ยท 7 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
    Online: 2 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    ๐Ÿ’ต Gift a Membership
    Many different methods to put a decent finish on a hull, from basic Brushing, to rattle can spraying, to Air Brush and regular Spray gun
    Most important is to lightly sand the hull with 320 grit paper to remove any residual wax from the molding layup and any oils from fingerprints.
    Give the hull a good coat of spray primer, followed with another very light sanding.
    Ensure your paint is compatible with the primer, then if brushing, thin out your paint so it brushes on smoothly.
    If spraying with rattle can, use steady movements, keep your can 8" to 10" from your hull with light coats until the hull is covered.
    Wait two minutes for the paint to tack, then repeat with one more finish coat.
    If splitting the finish into two or more colors, mask off the waterline do one colour wait 12 to 24 hours then reverse the masking, then do the alternate colour.
    If you get a run in the paint, let it fully cure, then lightly sand the area and go again.
    It all takes practice.
    jumpugly
    Commander
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    62 Views ยท 8 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    Online: 2 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    As long as the undercoat is a flat sandable primer you'll be in good shape. I like Merchant67's comment about using the same manufacturer for both primer and finish coat... i.e. krylon and rustoleum rattle cans are not always a marriage made in heaven, same with Tamiya and Testors etc.

    However, no matter what... I am obsessive about LONG drying times and sometimes even longer gas-out times. I always advise test strips to confirm paint compatibility, but I am pretty obsessive. And no rushing!๐Ÿ˜‰
    hermank
    Captain
    ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    65 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
    Online: 4 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    merchant 67
    sorry for insulting you by naming you merchant 76 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    please apologise me
    hermank
    Captain
    ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    70 Views ยท 7 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
    Online: 4 hours ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    MERCHANT 76
    every hull, whatever the material, pvc, or polyester i alawas sand it slightly and then spray a primer overall of the same make as the paint for the topcoat. If that is NOT the case you can start all over again. So read the backside of the primer as well as the topcoat.
    Hope this helps and enjoy the building.
    Wolle
    Commander
    ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    67 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
    Online: 1 hour ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    What kind of ship is the hull from, are there any pictures?
    merchant67
    Leading Seaman
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    68 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 2 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    I am about to embark on a new model and the colour scheme for the hull is blue waterline, light grey then white. Any suggestions on what to use as an undercoat???

    Many Thanks in anticipation๐Ÿ‘



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy