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Glad your up to date with all the paints out there,some of them can really be JUNK!!!Keep going,lookin good!!!Now that Christmas is out of the way I can start cleaning this place up too get back to building.Take a look at our club web site sometime (PMPBA )we are running our boats in the Tualatin Commons,very nice pond to run them in.Happy Hollidays and enjoy your build
Ive used automotive primer sealer to deal with the base coat,make sure its primer sealer otherwise your going to have bubble issues.Do all your hole filling,dent filling scratch filling before applying it.Let it dry and use scotchbrite to give the paint something to grab onto,do not change the brand of paint during the paint work.Seen several paint jobs messed up by this,paint with enamel then stick with it on the whole job.You can do a base color with enamel and go back with Laquer detail work,but dont do a laquer base then do enamel trim,IT WILL BUBBLE.Painted many cars since my college days and boy does that suck when you have to sand the whole thing again.To think at over $200 a gallon you dont want mistakes!!
This is the Biggest NW Model Show/Swap meet in this area.This is the former Puallup show that has been moved with a swap meet that is to die for.Ive been to the show many times,last year had a boat pond,some drone flying,small indoor flying,HUGE swap meet,some venders,AMA was there,indoor rc car tracks,trains of many scales,a whole weekend of fun
You can paint laquer over enamel ,but I would suggest going back to the base wood.Use a primer sealer to seal all the other paints out then go from there.I know what your talking about,happened to me till I figured out how to deal with it.Ive even gone as far as to brush on a couple layers of 30min epoxy deluted 50% with denatured alcohol to use as a sealer then start my primers to get smooth.Do Not Paint Enamel over Laquer,the enamel takes a long time to dry which attacks the under layment of any paint/primer.This is why the bubbles form under the paint you just put on
This is Creepy,a springer tug that is 5 yrs old now.He pushes #1200lb pumpkins for the pumpkin regatta along with saving many of the PMPBA club members boats from certain sinking or floating away.I never go to any of the club floats without him.He runs a Harbor freight 550 motor running a Target Hobby 320amp ESC,on a 5000mah 2s lipo battery.The plans can be downloaded free off the internet and takes about a week to build for the experienced builder,Great for the new boat builders to do because its an easy build tug.Simple door skins,some balsa,1/2a running gear from Dumas,1.5 brass prop,2x2 rudder from aluminum,cheap 2channel radio,ESC from Target Hobby.