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  • Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Any one know if they make boat touch up paint? Looking to touch up some small nicks in my boat.

    1989 Larson openbow All American dc 190
    V6 Merc I/O
    Tow w/ 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
    1996 Yamaha Wave Raider
    2005 ZZR 600 Kawasaki Sport Bike


  • #2
    Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

    Good Question.

    I think you might talk to the boat manufacture.
    David THE 5am Boater
    1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
    40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
    Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
    5am is not too early to go boating
    Wife and Kids just don't understand

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    • #3
      Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

      Its a 1989 so I dont think they would still carry it if they even did. Would car touch up paint work since I know alot of cars now a days are fiber glass. Its only nicked in a couple spots where it rubed against the dock or the jetski bumped agaist the side.

      1989 Larson openbow All American dc 190
      V6 Merc I/O
      Tow w/ 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
      1996 Yamaha Wave Raider
      2005 ZZR 600 Kawasaki Sport Bike

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      • #4
        Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

        Car touch up paint may work.

        Maybe someone will chime in.
        David THE 5am Boater
        1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
        40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
        Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
        5am is not too early to go boating
        Wife and Kids just don't understand

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        • #5
          Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

          They do, but they discontinue it just before you need it.

          Sure...go ahead and laugh at my old aluminum boat. It's paid for!

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          • #6
            Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

            I am not sure how long it will last but depending on the color, I like rust-oleum because it is an oil based enamel and stands up to the elements very well

            Methinks you need More Fenders
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            • #7
              Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

              Small nicks??????? Gel Coat Repair kit.
              This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
              Please, shop iboats first!!

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              • #8
                Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                +1 on a gelcoat repair kit. They come with different colors that you mix to custom match your color. I wouldn't trust a touch up paint as you boat has most likely faded some from the original color, and the paint wouldn't match. Better to mix it up yourself and apply it. Search youtube for videos on gelcoat repair. They take you through the steps pretty quickly.
                Jon Hunter
                Marion, NY

                2006 Procraft 200 Combo with Merc 200 Opti
                2007 Homemade Duck Boat with Merc 39

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                • #9
                  Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                  As others have said get a gel coat repair kit. I don't think they sell touch up paint for boats...only cars.

                  If they are small surface scratches you could use marine wax with a colour tint. Haven't tried it though.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                    Originally posted by DuckHunterJon View Post
                    +1 on a gelcoat repair kit. They come with different colors that you mix to custom match your color. I wouldn't trust a touch up paint as you boat has most likely faded some from the original color, and the paint wouldn't match. Better to mix it up yourself and apply it. Search youtube for videos on gelcoat repair. They take you through the steps pretty quickly.
                    +2. Fiberglass is under the gelcoat. The gelcoat repair kits should have a mix of gelcoat colors and a hardener to mix with them.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                      Ill have to look into the gel coat repair kit later today for the spots where it went into the gel coat, but the other spots I need to touch up arent bad they are just in the vinyl decals

                      1989 Larson openbow All American dc 190
                      V6 Merc I/O
                      Tow w/ 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
                      1996 Yamaha Wave Raider
                      2005 ZZR 600 Kawasaki Sport Bike

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                      • #12
                        Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                        When I bought my boat there was a few small nicks on it and one fairly big gouge on the stern right above the Crownline name. It was very noticable and I hated looking at it. I bought a Gelcoat repair kit last year, but was alway afraid to use it.

                        Well last weekend I mixed it and patched all the little nicks and the gouge. I could not get the color to match perfectly. Red is very hard to match, but I have to admit it looks a heck of a lot better than it did.

                        After applying my wife said it looks terrible, but that was before I finished it off. I wet sanded with 800, then 1000, then 2000 grit sandpaper, then rubbing compound, polishing compound and finally marine wax. The shine is now perfect, but the color is still off a little and I can feel the spot when I rub my hand over it, but you have to really look for it to see it. I probable wouldn not of even bothered with the little nicks had it not been for the gouge.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                          with the gelcoat repair kit it must be very hard to try and match the color it looks like they only give you 5 diffrent colors.

                          A couple spots in the gelcoat on the red are about a mm deep and I want to make sure the red will match the red on my boat.

                          1989 Larson openbow All American dc 190
                          V6 Merc I/O
                          Tow w/ 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
                          1996 Yamaha Wave Raider
                          2005 ZZR 600 Kawasaki Sport Bike

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                          • #14
                            Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                            +522

                            You use the 5 colors to mix to your color. Color match is voodoo, so you have to make some test batches and compare before you make the repair. There is no real alternative whether you are an amateur or a pro.
                            Keep the faith!!! We'll be back stronger than ever

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                            • #15
                              Re: Do they make boat touch up paint?

                              ok might be asking to much but does anyone have any pics of there repair with this stuff?

                              1989 Larson openbow All American dc 190
                              V6 Merc I/O
                              Tow w/ 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
                              1996 Yamaha Wave Raider
                              2005 ZZR 600 Kawasaki Sport Bike

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