Repainting outboard cowl - what paint to use

Hi crew
doing a pre-season spruce up to the CC and after glassing up (from the inside) a few major cracks in them am looking to respray my upper and lower cowls on the donk.
I have bought a new sticker set ex EBAY USA and was looking at what I could use to respray the cowls with - would Dupli-colour (Ex repco etc) or automotive acrylic spray cans last?
I don't want to invest a fortune in it but I also don't want it looking faded and chalky after one summer in the sun.
Paint in the pic below looks ok - but that's only because its wet after being rubbed back!

Any painting ideas welcome - (had considered painting the cowls matt black to avoid the fade but apparently matt still fades and becomes patchy!)

cheers
ps - not a great shot but thanks again to SEAKEM from knocking up a new Ali frame for my Baitboard :-)

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 stay away from any cheap

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:34

 stay away from any cheap stuff. best spending a bit more and get decent paint and a clear coat from a auto paint place. 

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Vinyl Wrap

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:46

 Have you thought about Vinyl wrap? 

Ive seen some awesome outboards finished in a wrap. Im not entirely sure on the cost though

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no to vinyl - its not cheap

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:49

no to vinyl - its not cheap and it seems to peel easily if not done properly !

In terms of paint - not looking at buying "export" brand spray from Bunnings for 3 bucks but at the same time if buying the automotive repair paints is a waste of time I might take it to a local spray shop for a touch up

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What about a cover? 

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:02

What about a cover? 

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already bought the stickers

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:24

already bought the stickers :-(

+ I have never understood covers in terms of what they add - I had a polar 23 a few years back that had twin 4st yams which had covers - the covers were faded but the outboard cowls looked like new - great - except the covers had worn through the paint on the corners and along the top of the cowl....!

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 hey mate use 2pac on it is

Wed, 2018-10-17 18:06

 hey mate use 2pac on it is the paint a solid colour or metallic?if you want i can paint them for you i have a paint shop in rockingham somthing like that i can do for $180 0418660354 feel free to give me a call

 

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hi mate - solid colour -

Thu, 2018-10-18 07:44

hi mate - solid colour - thanks for the offer - for the amount of my time and effort $180 is a good deal - however I am a long way from your shop and quite time poor :-(

I have a local panel shop that I will swing by, it will be a different job for them from the usual replacing the back bumper on the cruiser after the wife has backed into something....

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 no probs mate,if i was doing

Thu, 2018-10-18 07:51

 no probs mate,if i was doing it i would paint it 2pac solid black let it dry apply stickers rub it back 1500 wet and 2 pac clear coat the whole lot that way all your stickers are protected ,good luck.

 

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thanks mate - appreciate the

Thu, 2018-10-18 17:18

thanks mate - appreciate the advice
cheers