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Marc David

Repainting A Motor Cover

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Wasn't sure where to post this, hope it's fine here. I had a friend as me to custom paint the motor cover for his boat. I think I've got an idea on how I want to prep it and everything. My question is, could I use etex on it thinly for a good finish?

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Not unless you have an industrial turner!!!!! :blink:

Etex wouldnt be feesible for that type of application as a motor cover will flex and the Etex would crack almost instantly!

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Matt's right - and it will yellow and crack pretty quickly exposed to the weather. You need an automotive clearcoat. You can buy them in aerosol cans but the best are 2 part high solids clear coats that are mixed and sprayed while wearing a proper protective mask. You could probably do the painting, then run it by an auto paint shop to have them shoot the clear for a reasonable price.

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I painted some real flames on a friends evinrude 225 cowling in 08 used Acrylic Lacquer Clearcoat still holding strong. I guess he wanted real flames to go with the real smoke :lol:

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This might not apply to custom fancy work, but, outboard motor factory colors are available in spray cans from the motor dealerships and do not require clear coating to match the original color. Works good for me. Musky Glenn

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This might not apply to custom fancy work, but, outboard motor factory colors are available in spray cans from the motor dealerships and do not require clear coating to match the original color. Works good for me. Musky Glenn

Glenn,

Do you know if the factory will sell them direct to us, or if there's a way to buy them?

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Glenn,

Do you know if the factory will sell them direct to us, or if there's a way to buy them?

Bought a can of Mercury Black at dealership. You would think that black is black, but I had touched up the 225 cowling with rust o leum gloss black and had to get the Mercury brand to make it match.

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Bought a can of Mercury Black at dealership. You would think that black is black, but I had touched up the 225 cowling with rust o leum gloss black and had to get the Mercury brand to make it match.

Great. I'll call today to see who has it.

Thanks.

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