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Old 09-16-2019, 08:27 PM   #101
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When I had a 1978 Trojan F32 about 5 years ago, I was replacing all the plastic thru hulls. I was amazed how difficult it was to remove them. I tried a small sledge hammer at one point and they did not break. I had assumed that they were going to be brittle and would shatter on impact, no way. I ended up cutting them off with a multi tool. I donít know what Trojan used but they were still in excellent condition after 35+ years. I still replaced them all anyway.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:25 PM   #102
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My better half has been working on the exterior while I continue to make progress on the interior. Here are the before and after pictures.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:30 PM   #103
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Here are some more pictures of the results.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:34 PM   #104
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That exterior makeover is stunning. It gives that drab green hull and very updated look.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:58 PM   #105
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My better half has been working on the exterior while I continue to make progress on the interior. Here are the before and after picture
Excellent! What kind of paint was used and how was it applied?
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:08 PM   #106
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:42 PM   #107
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Looks great.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:45 PM   #108
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Is it fresh paint, or did you go back to gelcoat under the green?
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:47 PM   #109
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She sanded the exterior and did minor cosmetic repairs with Total Fair Epixy Fairing Compound.
She did a good solid sanding but not to the gel coat. Then she sanded to fair out any uneven surfaces.
Two coats of Interlux Pre-Kote. She recommends not being afraid to thin the Pre-Kote or paint as it will flash off and create orange peel surface if too thick.
Then three coats of Interlux Brightside paint.
Lightly sanded between each coat.
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:51 PM   #110
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Oh yeah, she rolled and tipped. The Redtree 4 inch foam rollers were very important as basic foam rollers from Loweís or Home Depot didnít provide the finish or texture we expected.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:58 AM   #111
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Nice! She looks great.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:07 PM   #112
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Proud Mary wrote;
“ Then three coats of Interlux Brightside paint. ”

Love the Pre-Kote too. It’s very thick but flows on so smooth.
Sika-Flex Brightside and grey Pre-Kote is almost universal on our boat. No epoxy anywhere that I can recall.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:04 AM   #113
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Holy crap! Did you go from a dark green to a white hull? That looks great!

I soooo want to do that to mine; that tan/beige color is so drab. This year I'm getting a new, black bimini, and I've re-done the boot stripe in black. Next is the rub rail stripe and flybridge stripe. But painting the whole hull? Not sure I'll live that long...
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:39 PM   #114
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Beautiful job, PM! Can't wait to see more...
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It is a lot of work to paint the hull. We did it last year but we sprayed it instead of roll and tip. We have rolled and tipped a previous boat. It is amazing how good a finish you can get with roll and tip. Congrats, keep up the good work.
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I am so pleased with your progress and growing beauty of your vessel.

How much more to do?
When do you hope to cruise?

These are indeed mighty fine vessels.

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I am so pleased with your progress and growing beauty of your vessel.

How much more to do?
When do you hope to cruise?

These are indeed mighty fine vessels.

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We’re in the process of replacing old wires and hoses and securing the fuel and water tanks. After that we’ll cut out the wall panels then install the new windows. We should be able to put it in the water this spring to do some shakedown cruises to ensure our repairs and replacements were correct.
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