I/O to outboard

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  1. Rranger
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    So the 120 is good to go?
    I hadn’t really decided on Primer was thinking prekote.
    Then I’m told sand 200 grit.
    Then the two coats of my base colour.
    Then to do the webbing does the gelcoat need to be tacky?
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    You don't need to use anything as a primer, gel coat alone will hide a great deal of ugly if needed, and primer won't add anything to the bond.

    Yes, the gel coat needs to still be a bit tacky when the webbing is applied. You don't need to wait though, it can be applied immediately after you finish gel coating it.
     
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    That’s good saves a step with no primer. Appreciate your help Ondarvr as always.
     
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    One more ondarvr there is something to be said for me to blow gelcoat on the entire boat inside, outside gunnels up, although I’m thinking on 2/3 down the out side of the hull also. Would need to remove whatever the chipping crap on the outside of the hull below the gunnel that is on there now. A couple of sweeps with a 120 grit didn’t scare it will try 80. . And then black bottom paint on the very bottom. Main question is will this three colours of webbing solution sprayed on for the camo effect, add much traction to the floor. We fish the odd frosty morning I don’t want to be sliding all over the place. Carpet provides better footing than slick decks.
     
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    When used to create a nice exterior hull side surface gel goat is a pain to use. The sanding and polishing can take a long time and be costly. Paint tends to be much easier.

    Unless you plan to leave it in the water for extended periods of time, bottom paint may not be required.
     
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    10-4 on the paint outside below the gunnels.
     
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    Also.

    The webbing will provide some texture, but I normally use the non skid additive from the hardware store, it's not as aggressive as normal sand, it's easier on bare feet.
     
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    I would really like to do a gelcoat paint job like this picture. Use a off white base and add the grey, light brown, dark brown splotches and then the black trees. Can get the stencils in the second pic to use but presents the problem of three four wet colours to try to work around. I like the sharp lines the stencils would leave. I’m told there is a wax I can spray on after everything is done if need be. Anyone ondarvr got ideas to pull it off.
     

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    On a small area it's not too hard, how big of an area are you thinking of doing?

    PVA can be sprayed over it, but it needs to be done before it starts to cure, it wouldn't work in this application.
     
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    Its a 19' boat and thinking from the top 1/2 from the bumper rail up up inside and out, front bow and splashwell. . Area total guessing 300 sq ft. Probably do floor and inside sides below bumper rail and front nose under bow with a single color and the sand from hardware store you recommended.
     

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    Going to do some rustoleum type paint inside boat from floor up to under the gunnel sides. Bought carpet for floor. Going to lay down some mat and epoxy over old floor to seal it up then lay the carpet. . Gelcoating topside and new splashwell and inside back of boat. Even though I'm putting gelcoat over epoxy resin on the splashwell and rear of boat everything I've read says its ok as long as you prepare the surface properly. And after examining all the extra work to do a camo finish I think its gonna be a one color and two three coats of gelcoat and done paint job.
     
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