Painting rocket launchers

Hi . I have just got a rocket launcher for my boat made by a friend who is a welder in stainless steel. It is bare and would like to paint it white . what paint would I use and brand name if known . Also will need some sort of protection for rods to put around the openings of the rod holders . I have a few ideas for that but maybe someone might have a better suggestion for that . Getting all the rods up of the deck at last.

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Mon, 2019-02-11 17:08

the best and most durable method of painting it is to have it powder coated, if you go down this path make sure it is prepped properly and primed for best results.




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Too late?

Mon, 2019-02-11 17:14

 If you wanted it white , i kinda would done it in ali and then powdercoated it white , I think stainless is harder to get paint or powdercoat to stay on , 

 not impossible , just harder.

 Even for just paint you prob need to get it blasted , to really get things to adhere to it .

 Just a opinion.



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Mon, 2019-02-11 17:16

failing not getting it powder coated, if you give it a good scrub with fine sand paper, wipe it down well with metho, get some good epoxy enamel, and it should last a fair while.  

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 Sandblast then powder coat.

Mon, 2019-02-11 18:09

 Sandblast then powder coat. You can buy plastic end cap inserts for rod holders.

Other than painting,  get the buffing/polishing wheel out.

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 Yeah Quadfisher above is

Tue, 2019-02-12 06:54

 Yeah Quadfisher above is right, ali then powdercoat. Pointless making them out of stainless then painting, but I'd get them water blasted and then 2 pack. 


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 like the lads said blast and

Wed, 2019-02-13 06:33

 like the lads said blast and paint ive done mine and plenty others with 2pack and then 3 coats of 2pac clear works a treat and nice gloss finish,i can help you out with the sand blasting and painting if you like have a fully eqipped work shop in rockingham 0418660354


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Painting rocket launchers

Thu, 2019-02-14 08:24

Hi surge have sent you a message in box , and thank you all for comments

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Tenob- they make inserts for rocket launchers

Sun, 2019-02-24 10:37


Most good chandlery stores stock them...I saw Marty at Midway Marine- and he had both the metric and imperial ones on the shelf.


Too easy.


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