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castindad

paint for aluminum boat

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castindad

here is one for all you guys what paint would you use on a 1972 boat floor on the wear spot from feet over the years? toying with the idea of krylon, but probably a bad idea castindad thanks

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Bobby Bass

I would not rattle can it, but would brush paint it. Home Depot sells Everymore paint which can be used over metal surfaces. I am sure there are lot of paint that will cover metal. Have you thought of covering the area in no slip material?

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FRESHWATER PETIE

Be hard to get er' to match, 1972 paint containted lead. You'll have to paint the entire floor, use a poly-type paint and just paint over the existing paint, don't try to strip the old stuff off!

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I am in the process of repainting the interior of my '82 Lund Pro-angler. The factory paint was peeling of in pretty good size pieces. I went to the local CarQuest store and they sold me some Aircraft paint remover. This stuff worked great. Just brush it on, and wait a few minutes, old paint just bubbles and can be scraped away. Took me about 6 hours to strip it all. I have a carpeted floor, so I only did the side walls, transom area, and bow cover.

I felt I needed to strip the old paint off, because it did not make much sense to paint new over peeling paint(new would just peel again). Now all I have to do is use an aluminum cleaner and then repaint. I am going to use a tintable bedliner. This can be tinted any color and will match very close to my new seats. It will roll on and depending on the nap of the roller, I will get a durable not slip finish on the inside of my boat that will take a beating from feet resting on the walls and so forth.

Good luck on your project!!!

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