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Finished painting my '75 Starcraft SS yesterday

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  • Finished painting my '75 Starcraft SS yesterday

    I thought this would be an easy job. Ha. I am not a smart man.
    But it's finished. Took it for a spin yesterday.
    Here's my journey in photos.

    http://djcamera.com/boatpaint/
    1975 Starcraft SuperSport -- '86 Mercury 75HP

  • #2
    Nice work! Looks like she turned out real nice.

    Yeah I have a Jupiter lined up to strip and then paint. Then I will probably repaint our SS as well. Not looking forward to the stripping and sanding part.
    Starcraft Transom Repair http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...om-640860.html
    Stratos Restore Thread http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...ep-630863.html
    Dave
    Elizabethton Tennessee

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    • #3
      I like it a lot. How much time did it take you from beginning to end?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tnstratofam View Post
        Nice work! Looks like she turned out real nice.

        Yeah I have a Jupiter lined up to strip and then paint. Then I will probably repaint our SS as well. Not looking forward to the stripping and sanding part.

        Yes, the stripping/sanding was the part I thought would be easier. The original paint (42 years old) did not come off without a fight. That was the slowest part of this job.
        1975 Starcraft SuperSport -- '86 Mercury 75HP

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tklepp01 View Post
          I like it a lot. How much time did it take you from beginning to end?

          Hard to say. I could only mess with it a few hours at a time every few days, with some business trips in between. Longer than I expected, haha. Taking off the old paint (stripping/sanding) took the longest. I'm glad it's over.
          1975 Starcraft SuperSport -- '86 Mercury 75HP

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          • #6
            That looks great! I hope my Starcraft Mariner turns out that nice.

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            • #7
              Nice classic look, I like it and you used a roller too.

              1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
              1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1970 Chieftain condensed version

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              • #8
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                Were you able to strip all the old paint without removing from trailer, or removing motor?
                If no, then understand, if yes, it stayed on trailer, please give me some suggestions for how to access the entire bottom, both strip, prime, and paint.
                Also, any tips on paints, and method (brush, or roller) very much appreciated.

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