oh nooooo , don't paint it ......
Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-25-13 9:27 PM (EST)
...... the paint will just get all scratched up with a zillion line scrapes in no time flat ... paint (any paint) , is soft stuff and mares way to easily ... it'll end up looking like crap .
You have a fiberglass hull and you can compound and polish it up . If you want the gelcoat to look like brand new , that's going to require a complete new gelcoat job , and for that you'd best take it to an auto or marine paint shop and ask them if they will do a gelcoat job for you (it won't be inexpensive) . If not , just clean it , compound and polish it ... and be happy with that .
You could do a spray gelcoat job yourself , but that takes the proper equipment and know how ... plus the final steps are "compounding and polishing" the new gelcoat .
Sounds good on the ribs and resin floor area , good deal . The rest is just as you see it , do some cleaning , sanding and sealing of the wood works . Replace wood works "only" where it's really necessary due to rot . Dings , gauges and such in the wood are called "patina" (a good thing) .
Anything comes up that you have questions or concerns about ... there's plenty of canoes been repaired by this crowd and ready to help ... good luck and have fun with it , nice stable little pack boat you got your hands on !!
The Kayak Wing
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