• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • ALL iboats Forum Members and Guests:
    To show our appreciation for your participation in the Forums, we're offering an exclusive Forums-only discount good for an additional 5% off your iboats.com order for a limited time.
    To redeem, simply call our Customer Service Team at 800-914-1123 (Open M-F, 9am - 8pm Eastern Time) and mention the Forums 5% off discount. Offer excludes engines, trolling motors, and electronics.


Announcement Module
No announcement yet.

Spray Paint Bimini top???

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Conversation Detail Module
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Spray Paint Bimini top???

    Has anyone ever painted a Bimini top. I order some cans of fabric spray and started today. The original color was blue and I want it black. The first coat made it sort of navy color. The spray is UV resistant and it claims it wont fade. Any advise or suggestion are greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Spray Paint Bimini top???

    I think Tashasdaddy painted one.
    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
    1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold


    • #3
      Re: Spray Paint Bimini top???


      I spray painted an old jeep rag top once...used regular cheap spray paint. I went from white to black and it lasted for a few years at least. Had a little fading but for the price of less than a dollar a can touching it up wasn't a problem. The material of a bimini does not seem to be much different so it should work. I'm not familiar with fabric paint so I can't tell you anything about that.

      Good Luck.


      • #4
        Re: Spray Paint Bimini top???

        Well if the first coat made her navy, hit her again..You will get black eventually as it will only bleed till it covers.

        Good Luck..



        • #5
          Re: Spray Paint Bimini top???

          and I want it black.
          Ayuh,... Sounds like it's gonna be HOT in the summer sun...
          Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......


          • #6
            Re: Spray Paint Bimini top???

            Originally posted by Bond-o View Post
            Ayuh,... Sounds like it's gonna be HOT in the summer sun...
            That's what I was thinking, I had one that was navy blue and ended up putting a silver tarp over it on hot days till I found a white one.


            • #7
              Re: Spray Paint Bimini top???

              Thanks for all your inputs. I order more cans because I ran out. I was thinking that black will make the boat hotter but I am not to concerned because the boat is only going to take me to my destination and back (beach, swimming, sandbar, etc). I only fish in the late afternoon or early morning never during the day so the heat of the sun is not so strong.