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Repainting A Motor Cover
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:43 PM
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?
Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:23 PM
Not unless you have an industrial turner!!!!!
Etex wouldnt be feesible for that type of application as a motor cover will flex and the Etex would crack almost instantly!
Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:59 PM
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.
Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:07 PM
Guess I didn't think much into it, thanks for y'alls quick responses
Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:35 PM
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
Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:17 PM
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
Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:24 AM
Do you know if the factory will sell them direct to us, or if there's a way to buy them?
Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:48 AM
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.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:50 AM
Great. I'll call today to see who has it.