Aluminium boat respray

 Hi all

I have 5m trailcraft that i want to either strip the paint and put a clear coating on the ally or strip and respray. I have one qoute and the price was a bit exy and wanted to know if anyone can recommend anyone? I am SOR

Also is it that hard to remove the paint from ally yourself?

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks

Mick

 


ranmar850's picture

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You don't need to completely remove the paint

Thu, 2020-12-03 09:09

 if you want to re-paint. But it MUST be sanded back very well, all bolt-on fittings removed. Prep is a large part of cost, just labour-intensive--if you can do a good prep job, shouldn't be hard to find a painter. You won't get a good-looking finish if you strip the paint and clear-coat. I've had a lot of experience with clear coatings on large and small aluminium boats, and honestly, wouldn't really bother with it on a small boat. If you leave ali bare, you can get it looking good again with use of ali cleaner--if coated, never cleans up as well, IMO.

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You don't need to completely remove the paint

Thu, 2020-12-03 09:59

 Hi mate

Thanks for the reply

If i strip it bare and leave as bare aluminium it sounds like a clear coat is not worth it as you say. I thought you had to coat bare aluminium but it's ok to leave it as is?

In regards to sanding can you recomend the best way to go about it, materials wise i'm assumimg its a little bit cleaner than trying to strip the paint?

 

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There is one I can highly recommend

Thu, 2020-12-03 09:38

Surge.......he did my 6.8 and I thought the price was very reasonable. Can send you photos of the finished product. 

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There is one I can highly recommend

Thu, 2020-12-03 09:39

Surge.......he did my 6.8 and I thought the price was very reasonable. Can send you photos of the finished product. 

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There is one I can highly recommend

Thu, 2020-12-03 09:58

 Yes please can you send me pics and also what it cost you?

Cheers

 

Mick

choppa69's picture

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There is one I can highly recommend

Thu, 2020-12-03 09:58

 Yes please can you send me pics and also what it cost you?

Cheers

 

Mick