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PostSubject: NEED any Help   Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:38 pm

If anyone needs any help at all with painting I have 25+ yrs experience in the motor trade then just ask I DONT BITE



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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:32 pm

hi stav.welcome back.......and pleased to see you here....help on painting is always welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:47 pm

stavros wrote:
If anyone needs any help at all with painting I have 25+ yrs experience in the motor trade then just ask I DONT BITE



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Hi Stavros, I am in the process of building a Zwarte Zee tug and have gotten to the stage of considering the paint job. I am trying to avoid making the boat too "toy like" and I thought that it might be possible to use ordinary household style paint with possibly a satin finish. What I am trying to achieve is a good sound coverage that wont look so "plasticy".
Is household paint an option for boats or is it a completely stupid idea ????
Need all the help I can get (being quite new to boats). Smile confused

Regards, Bill
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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:39 pm

Hi Bill

Hey no question is stupid ref houshold paints well this is puerly a PERSONAL view I wouldnt touch them with a bargepole.
if I was you I would go out to halfords and get some rattle cans.
Satin or Matt black for the hull
Plastic primer in red for the antifoulong
Gloss white for the supertructure
Any small items can be done with revel/tamya or revell tinletts

Need to know more then just ask and I'll help you along


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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:45 pm

Hi Stavros, thanks for the pointers. It aint easy when you dont know what to do. Embarassed

I am assuming that it's best to paint the superstructure assemblies as and when they are being built, (leaving glue surfaces bare). Smile

Just added another six months to the build schedule. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:48 pm

Agree with Stav,
Another thing to consider,most household paints require brushing on,unless you use a fine brush,you will get out of scale brushmarks.
Also household paint (white) will tend to yellow very quickly,as not designed to sit in water enviro elemant.
Spray cans for cars,much more hard wearing.
Just my tuppence worth
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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:36 pm

Hi Stavros

Great offer you have made here.

My main paint problem is this; I have a 1950's Hale's Spraymaster to refurb and although the original paintwork is quite sound the finish is tired. I would prefer to give it a light sanding and repaint rather than go right down to barewood. Trouble is I don't know what the original paint is or what paint can go on it without reacting? It doesn't look like a household gloss - I would guess at the regular model paint of the 1950's. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.

Secondly - in the engine bay there are just a couple of very small areas where fuel has affected the paint. For those it will be bare wood so what primer is compatible for whatever paint you may recommend for Q1?

Regards Norseman
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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:13 pm

hi norseman,

you probably won't get a reply from Stavros.....he hasn't been on any forum since july.......

he was greatly upset by someone at a show when they knocked one of his models off a table and very badly damaged it, and stav decided to give up boat modelling al together..........he has sort of left the scene, so to speak.

sad as he was a knowledgeable person.

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PostSubject: Re: NEED any Help   Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi Neil

Thanks for the info. Sad Stavros's boat was badly damaged and sad he's left the scene too.

Regards Dave
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