Is rolling and tipping this easy

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by mongo75, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. mongo75
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    The link you posted looks like a spam link. Why don't you just put the youtube link up ? I can just see the junk being sent from this.
     
  3. mongo75
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    Well fanie, before you hit SEND did you even try to open it?? It's not a spam link- it's a link through a proxy server because where I work the computer Nazis won't let me get on sites like youtube, so I gotta go around through a proxy server. OK???? Why would I want to post spam??

    If you don't believe me, go on youtube, do a search for "boatbuildercentral" and look up the post for rolling an tipping
     
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    Nope. I hate filling in stuff. Did in the past and had to spend 6 months in vain and buy special software to get rid of spammers. It's not you that post the spam, it's the form that can be abused. Sorry if I seem overly sensitive about this kind of thing but it was an unpleasant experience :mad:

    When clicking your link's link it brings up an empty video window... no video. I can see it's from free proxy.org
     
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    Sorry about the empty window mate!
     
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    I checked that vid... looks about right to me. Personally I would also prefer the spray instead. The hand job could leave a less smooth surface, a sprayed surface may get you to slip off it easier.
     
  8. Kaptin-Jer
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    It's almost that easy

    Awl Grip is a little more difficult, the paint is much thinner, like water, and you have to play with the reducer to get the right flow. Awl Grip says 25%, but I have gone as high as 40%. As with all paint the work is in the prep.
    Jim posted a few pictures of my boat that I rolled and tipped and finished last week.
    http://boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21327&page=5
     
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    I'm kinda sorta thinking about rolling and tipping only because I don't have a tent, and the last boat I sprayed in front of my house, on a cul de sac LOL. I had to make sure it wasn't too windy so the neighbors cars wouldn't get paint on them!
     
  10. Kaptin-Jer
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    It's a good way to go. I am not a pro and I don't have the equipment to spray and the marina that I'm in makes you tent the boat (4 sides, top and bottom), so over the past 4 years I taught myself how to roll and tip. Check out the photos on the link above. Any questions, I will be glad to help.
     
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    Jer - Awlgrip is like water? Does it flow like water? Now you've got me worried
     
  12. the1much
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    heh,,,there ya go again kapt.,,,,scaring the "young'ns" ;)
    dont worry man,,,he'll point ya the right way,,,and he does "know" what he talking bout,,,, ;)
     
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    I'm in a state of high anxiety over this paint job! :)
     
  14. PAR
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    The video showed basic tipping off, though I have issues with some of the technique. I didn't see the brush wiped clean. The brush shouldn't be loaded with paint and it should be wiped off after each portion has been tipped or the brush is loading up. I also noticed the "tipper" was flicking his wrist at the end of his tip stoke. This is a great way to fling paint drops onto the work you just tipped off and it's especially true of a foam brush (which holds less paint and is drip prone). Lastly, there appeared to be more pressure on the brush then I've found necessary to do a good job. Tipping just requires a light amount of pressure, just enough to kiss the surface and knock down the paint. The brush should be near vertical, which the person in the video was trying to maintain through his stroke.

    So yes Danny, tipping off is actually that easy. With just a little practice and good quality paint, you can rival a spray job. If you buff the tipped off job after it cures, then you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a spray or tipped paint job.
     

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    and P.S. ,,,if you got some dork watching ya,,leaning over ya work,,and jus plain , looking as ******* as his "friend" did,,hehehe,,,,ive never done the snailing,,but,,even tho its jus a thingy showing how to do it,,,and i'd throw that foam brush on his friends head, the 1 thing Kapt. stressed,,,,,you can use a $1 roller,,,,,but put the money in what gives you your final look,,,,BUY A GOOD BRUSH hehe,,,see im so jealous i had to give my 1/2 cent worth hehe ;)
     
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