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Old 04-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Painting Moonstruck

One side of the hull is done other than buffing and polishing. The gold cove striping and boot striping are yet to be done.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:51 PM   #3
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Geeze, Don! How are we ever going to appreciate your paint job when all we can see is the reflection of our own dull, chalky vessels?
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Where in the world is Moonstruck getting this very nice paint job?
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Where in the world is Moonstruck getting this very nice paint job?
Photoshop...

Last I saw the boat waiting for paint was Cracker Boy in Ft Pierce, Fl...but an outsider I think does the painting....Don??????
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:01 AM   #8
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Photoshop...

Last I saw the boat waiting for paint was Cracker Boy in Ft Pierce, Fl...but an outsider I think does the painting....Don??????
Yeah, Scott. No Photoshop. She is still at Cracker Boys. The only painting the yard does is bottom jobs which they will do when this is done. The paint is contracted to Roger Rucker who is an artist with Alexseal.

His is not a fast process. First he dewaxes and sands the hull to receive the primer. Then he applies a compatible high build primer. Then the real work starts. They sand on the primer for about a week to get it perfectly smooth. They then start applying multiple coats (up to 6) of the color. Then they spend several days buffing before applying sealer to protect the paint. So far 5 weeks and counting.

I'm waiting for HopCar to get off his duff, and send me the spot free rinse system. We don't want any hard water touching that.
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Yeah, Scott. No Photoshop. She is still at Cracker Boys. The only painting the yard does is bottom jobs which they will do when this is done. The paint is contracted to Roger Rucker who is an artist with Alexseal.

His is not a fast process. First he dewaxes and sands the hull to receive the primer. They he applies a compatible high build primer. Then the real work starts. They sand on the primer for about a week to get it perfectly smooth. They then start applying multiple coats (up to 6) of the color. Then they spend several days buffing before applying sealer to protect the paint. So far 5 weeks and counting.

I'm waiting for HopCar to get off his duff, and send me the spot free rinse system. We don't want any hard water touching that.
So I hafta clean the tar and cinders off my fenders before we raft in the Bahamas? He better send some fender cleaner too!!!!
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Don: Looking very good!!
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Thanks for the compliments, guys. It is still a work in progress. I can't take any credit except for researching the paint and applicator. Even Tucker Fallon (Yacht broker guy) checked with Bradford's paint man for me. I would stop by the yard and watch while Roger worked. I was impressed with his thoroughness. Don't worry. I didn't get too close to any actual work. That makes me break out in hives.
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Don, The Boji water softeners should be in this week. Wouldn't take much to talk me into delivering one to Ft. Pierce personally! I'm headed to Punta Gorda today and on the way I'm going to deliver a Lehr outboard in Ft. Myers. I think I've figured a way to write off short vacations!
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Don, The Boji water softeners should be in this week. Wouldn't take much to talk me into delivering one to Ft. Pierce personally! I'm headed to Punta Gorda today and on the way I'm going to deliver a Lehr outboard in Ft. Myers. I think I've figured a way to write off short vacations!
Parks, I expect no less than personal service. How long can I dock behind your store?
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At first glance I thought you had painted the hull red and added outriggers!
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That's it I'm not posting anymore pics of my roll and tip . How do you erase old pics . Man this looks really good .
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That's it I'm not posting anymore pics of my roll and tip . How do you erase old pics . Man this looks really good .
PM, no need to hide from that roll and tip job. I have been watching how good it looks. Black is much less forgiving, so to make it look good it has to be near perfect. I have a problem with upgrades. I just can't help myself. I am having some new exhaust risers made. I just upgraded the material from 316 stainless to 25-6 MO. Somebody get me some help.
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Is that monel ?
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Sweet paint job.

Pack Mule. I'm guessing Don means 254 SMO which is a 6 percent moly alloy.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:24 AM   #20
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I'm certainly not a metallurgist. It has much more nickel, and the warranty if 5 times longer. I'm probably just a sucker for something like that. I know that I don't want to have to replace them again.
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