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Old 07-24-2014, 04:56 AM   #99
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UPol, available on Amazon is line Line-X and can be ordered clear so you can color match it using normal automotive paint tints. Very easy use. Wear a mask and avoid the fumes. Just mask it off, rough up the surface wash and dry and it is ready to spray. I did a whole pickup bed in half a day and I re sanded and washed it a second time. Holds up very well.


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Old 12-29-2014, 01:17 AM   #100
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Almost satisfying to hear of other disasters..... Mine is the PO did a horrible roll-on with some thick goop, likely a latex. Much of the roof is now multicolored and there are deep furrows all over Betsey. I stumbled into the RO sander and starting with a 60 and working up to 200 seems to be doing a nice job. Bondo on a couple of really horrible spots. Found that the Bondo Glazing Putty is easier to work with for my purposes. A plastic spatula and lots of patience will fill most of the furrows. Dries in about 20 minutes and a 200 or more sanding leaves a nice smooth surface. A quick spray paint over this in spots finds the spots I missed and easily fixed up. When the whole thing is done, I'll do the proper paint job. Thanks for all the ideas! Might just save a major spray job.
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:54 PM   #101
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You don't even need to think about a spray job.
When you want to paint re-ask about painting your Boler with marine paint using the roll and tip method. Works perfect, at about 1/10th the cost of having it sprayed.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #102
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Lots of videos on the technique on YouTube. Looks easy and a lot cheaper with very good results. My buddy helping me seems desperate to spray something, but I think this is the route I'll go. Can even do it indoors and not wait for spring. A big consideration since it's about -23 tonight....
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:54 PM   #103
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But... keep in mind that all paints are not created equal.
Interlux Topside (with interlux undercoat) will look just like a really good spray job.
I put it on my Hunter Compact-II.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:36 PM   #104
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I used topside paint on a 1971 Compact Jr. Roll and tip which worked well after I got the hag of it. The trailer looked like a spray job.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:03 PM   #105
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sounds like good advice

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Rolling is not the best way. There is something called Tip and Roll. In reality it is Roll and Tip. Rolling the paint on up and down, and then another person follow and lightly drags a foam brush horizontally to pop the bubbles. With 2 part Interlux, it looks like it is sprayed on. I thin it about 40% and do three coats.

The Brightside is a one part paint and can easily be damaged. The Perfection paint, is two part, and dries like rock--you can't really scratch it because the paint is so hard--it lasts far longer than Brightside.
I realize that this is an old thread but this sounds like good advice. I'll have to look around for a good marine paint like this when we get ready to paint.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:08 AM   #106
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I as well used Interlux Brightside marine paint and the roll and tip method for applying to my 1974 Boler. At a fraction of the cost of spray painting, and results that compare to spray painting, I would highly recommend this method.


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Old 04-08-2017, 02:48 PM   #107
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Hi all!
I recently bought a boler 1700 and plan to paint it with interlux. The pics look amazing! Thanks for the advice on paint prep - I realistically think it wil take me 2 weeks to prep and strip my egg before priming happens….and from what I am reading, 3 coats for a good solid paint job. I am guessing that all window trims, grills, etc., were removed and the area underneath sanded and cleaned beforehand?
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:09 PM   #108
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Speaking of painting...I recently patched the fiberglass below the rear tail light. It's standard Boler beige. Has anyone tried to match it before?

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:55 PM   #109
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After doing a lot of my own research I have decided not to use interlux marine paint or any other marine paint over my gel coat on my boler. I spoke to two marine boatyards in my area and both of them did not recommend this method as putting hard marine paint over another hardened substrate ( the current gel coat on the boler) will cause cracking in the paint. Neither boat refinisher wanted to take on the job for this reason, at any price.
Instead I will paint it using automotive paint, which is what the boat places that I spoke to said would be best. Hope this helps someone else and thanks for the info all!
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