Several of you have asked me to send emails of all the details about my interior paint work. So instead of that, I will just post details and pictures of the job.
Things you will need.
90 degree cut off tool with several wire brush attachments. I wore out three.
Dust mask (very important unless you like breathing aluminum dust and junk)
Behrs one step epoxy garage floor paint.
Several small roller brushes and regular brushes for getting into the corners.
Now with all of the above, the most important part is preparing the surface. This expoxy is tuff stuff but will not stick to a smooth or slick surface. It must be scoured and scored in order for the paint to stick and stay.
That means every square inch of the interior of the boat.
Behr One Step is exactly that, if you need to stop (and you will) just seal the container up and the paint will not cure unless exposed to air. Most of the other epoxy paints are two step that require mixing two parts and you have to use or it will set up, one step is great cause you can quit inbetween coats and not waste the product.
I painted 6 coats and used about half a gallon.
To finish off the interior I used a 3M product non-skid with an adhesive back. Cut into strips and peel and stick. I have used this on my other boats and works great. The hotter the boat gets the tighter the non-skid sticks. I have never had it come up, not even on the corners.
The "Orignial" Embarrassment to the entire boating community.
More Photos of the 3M non skid.
A couple of other shots. The last two pictures show some of the scouring that is required for this product to stick.
I will also include some finished pictures of the aft section of the boat. I wanted to be able to have access to the flooring in order to keep it cleaned out. I didn't want any debris to build up and this is working out fairly well. I cut and mounted red oak boards, stained and sealed with Spar Urethane. The heat wave we're in is not effecting it very much but I know I'll have to re-do my work in a couple of years.....so far....so good.
Looking great Dave! I really like the woodwork. Attractive AND functional.
If you want to keep it clean, don't go fishing with Kids under 12. If you use dew-worms for bait like I do, they will FOR SURE end up on that nice clean interior.
You should see the bilge in my Princecraft......
Thats rite purdy!!!!!!!
Nice work for a ratchet head...........
"You gonna pull those pistols or just whistle Dixie?"
"I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. "
"The Lord gives me grace, and the Devil gives me style" Gamble Rogers.
Now all those pictures were from when I first did it.....
I just went out and shot a couple of pics of how it looks today.....this is 6 months later and several runs on the water.
this stuff isn't bullet proof, it doesn't like metal bumping into it and I repeat....preparation is everything.
On the plus side it is easily touched up and gives the boat a clean look.
Those cushions look great.
I was afraid the paint might chip easily. Even with the one step epoxy I would use a primer. I learned the hard way with BigBadJon several years ago, which is why when I stripped it this time, I primed before I painted the finish coats.
Don't take that tone with me you lily-livered varmit. Care to slap leather?
Canadian Rocket wrote:Looking great Dave! I really like the woodwork. Attractive AND functional. If you want to keep it clean, don't go fishing with Kids under 12. If you use dew-worms for bait like I do, they will FOR SURE end up on that nice clean interior.You should see the bilge in my Princecraft......
My friends at work keep asking me when I'm going fishing in my ship.....they don't seem to understand the conspept of "Boating".
If I wanted to fish (which I do) it will be in a proper fishing boat and not my Feather Craft.....it's stictly for "Boating".
The wife has already signed off for me to get another boat for fishing.
BigBadJon wrote:Don't take that tone with me you lily-livered varmit. Care to slap leather?
I will in Oct....draw them oysters partner!
What's happening in october :)
Dueling oyster knives at noon.........
Is a "Dew Worm" the same as a "Catawba Worm" ?
zigzag wrote:What's happening in october :)
Halloween, boating and oysters.
Maybe a big party......
"Catawba Worms" are like catfish cocaine
I think it's like a red wiggler
outboard dave wrote:zigzag wrote:What's happening in october :) Halloween, boating and oysters.Maybe a big party......
Don't forget about the fire dept. and first monday :}
This here is how we'uns do it.
Texas style.....I watched my Grandpaw do this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JdTk7Zod2w&feature=related
Taint no lectric round here yet...........
Uhhhhhhhhh...........what were we talking about?
BigBadJon wrote:Taint no lectric round here yet...........Uhhhhhhhhh...........what were we talking about?
I think this was suppose to be a thread about painting the inside of a boat.....
BigBadJon wrote:Dueling oyster knives at noon.........Is a "Dew Worm" the same as a "Catawba Worm" ?
See these two knives here? I can make a pair for you leather-slappin' shuckermothers, mothershuckers, whatever.........er, them what used to be there.
-- Edited by Bob Cumming on Sunday 24th of July 2011 05:18:12 PM
"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who aren't." Plato
Send us a few pairs for a test duel. We will test them out and give you our honest opinion.