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Old 02-07-2017, 08:10 AM   #1
City: Seaford Va on Poquoson River, VA
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Painted helm-dash and refinished forward window wood

I chose Rustoleum Painter's choice Nutmeg in qt can, satin finish.

I like the color a lot. The paint covers very easily. I am going to use this on the boat deck from bow to the aft sides. At $8 per qt is cheap. It is currently white, be nice to have some color on the deck.

The surface was originally white gelcoat Previous owner had carpet on this.
Years ago I put on a rubber urethane with granules. Over the years, it was fading and hard to clean, so decided to paint.

I first refinished mahogany wood with Minwax Gunstock, then coated 3 coats of Zep floor polish on the wood. Then the paint, I need to paint the edges with a fine brush and clean up the windows.

The 1/4 copper line feeds the window washers. I had moved out of the way for the wood refinishing. Fresh water from a manual spring valve comes up that tubing to the 3 window washers above each window. The brass tube props open the teak window I made to fit.


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Old 02-08-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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You do nice work.

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Old 02-09-2017, 12:31 PM   #3
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I see you got your windows in finally. Good work. What did you use for sealant? I am painting the entire boat. Maybe we can trade some tips.

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Old 02-10-2017, 07:04 AM   #4
City: Seaford Va on Poquoson River, VA
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I used Loctite S30 roof and flashing black polyurethane. It is $5.85 per 10 oz tube.
It is the only sealer I have tried so far that keeps the windows sealed. It is a soft black shiny rubber, has a lot of yield to it. I refuse to use a silicone, this Loctite s30 takes paint well.
On the outside, I masked off the glass leaving an exposed glass edge, then painted right over the wood frames onto the glass up to the tape edge.

Loctite PL S30 10 fl. oz. Black Polyurethane Roof and Flashing Sealant-1675273 - The Home Depot

This takes a few days to fully cure, depends how thick it is. This is similar to 5200, but is a softer more yielding rubber when cured.
It can also be sanded using a random orbit and 120 grit paper. But can be tough on the sander unless your wet sanding. The friction can make some heat, especially if not fully cured for a week. If you wait till it is fully cured, it sands ok even dry sanding.

And I have used this underwater on the hull at last haulout sealing up thru hulls etc... and has been perfect now sine 2014. (they dont recommend underwater use)

Cleans up easily with dish soap and a scrunge.

Around my windows on the wood frame, I actually coated a thin smear coat of the Loctite s30.
Then I lightly sanded smoother, works well just taking off the peaks to somewhat smooth the surface.
Then I filled with Dynaflex 230 and some Rustoleum high build gray primer.
Used a 6 inch putty knife to smear on these coats.
You don't need to get the Loctite s30 totally smooth, It gets close to flat, but you end up filling in the low spots with the Dynaflex 230 and or the high build gray primers and when wet sanded, it will become perfectly flat.

Wet sanded smooth then painted with Rustoleum Topside white gloss paint. Looks real good.

My goal was a totally waterproof surface around the windows on which to paint. Totally seal the wood frames to forestall any rotting.

I have some pics of this wood teak window I made here, working on the window frames, etc...

I put a brass rod to use as a window prop. I can open the window fully up using it. it is not ideal, but it works. I need to put a rubber tip on the end of it.

My idea might be make a teak strip with some holes that the rubber tip can sit into when propping open this window. That would keep it from slipping if the boat is underway.

Having this large front opening window really brings in lots of air. Cooling the boat in the summer will be easier I think.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:46 AM   #5
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This is great information. Thanks. I have some delaminated plywood under some windows from previous leaks and was looking for a decent way to repair. I think I can spread some epoxy fairing compound and paint with the Rustoleum.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:30 AM   #6
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Mumbling and grumbling to myself about our damaged dashboard 'shelf' and plywood window surrounds. Getting there is frustrating since it looks perfectly accessible but really is not; it's just out of reach for someone as stiff and bulky as me. One observation I made was that it's the windows that have leaked, not the solid trim around the window. So, a pan arranged to collect the drips would do wonders, if you could fit it perfectly and stand to look at it. I've made similar pans for house window sills so that potted herbs, etc., could be watered with my wife's characteristic abandon.

An upcoming project is to modify the dashboard's instrument surround to accommodate new navigation electronics. It might be the 'perfect' time to make a pan out of epoxy-coated-and-varnished Teak.

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