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Technical Alkyd-Enamel based marine paint

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dsiddons, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,495

    from Indiana

    Found some great colors of marine paint I like a lot. Was wondering if this stuff would be applicable to our hobby? Suppose to be durable and has UV protection. And it’s cheap! Anyone use this stuff on a car?

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  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,845

    Atwater Mike

    Tractor Supply had Tractor enamel single stage paint, quart cans. Black was nice, went on and covered without looking like mixture of Rustoleum and heavy oil...

    Then, one day before I went for 3 more quarts? Some 'suits' walked in, handed the manager some papers, and said they were taking the paint (VarSpar) because it had OIL in it!
    They were re-stocking the store with water based crap I wouldn't paint front wheel drive 'cars' with! GRRRRRR!
    Now I have to have good Nitro shipped to my son in Oregon.
    He'll smuggle it in to me...shhhhh.....
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  3. I used that exact Kirby paint on a 40's jeep. it sprayed ok, and it was surprisingly durable. finish dulled, I started with semi-gloss, it ended up duller. can't sand and buff. I was able to paint a different color over it without it lifting.
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  4. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 6,369

    from Oregon

    Thanks ^^^^ for tech tips.
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  5. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,495

    from Indiana

    Sounds good! Thank you for the reply you answered my questions

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  6. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    David Chandler

    I used paint called Interlux, I believe. It was marine enamel. Sprayed good, and looked good. It did oxidize after a few years of living outside all of the time. But I was able to buff it off, and it still looked okay. It lasted until rust issues forced me to go over the whole thing again. (with Rustolieum).
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  7. I have sprayed PPGs alkyd enamels
    I like to use the hardener, but its not required
    we recently did a test panel with it at school (with the hardener) after a week, we cut and buffed it. looked very good
    alkyd enamels spray a little odd to me but Im used to the newer paints
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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,064


    I'm not familiar with that brand but the brands that I am familiar with are rather spendy.
    Friends just had their 50 foot cruiser painted and the boatyard did what is known as roll and tip rather than spray it.
    I've got Valspar oil base porch and deck paint on the bottom of my sailboat that I painted it with 16 years ago and that stuff has held up pretty well. I don't think they sell it anymore either.
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  9. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,510


    Alkyd paint with some hardener added for painting cars. I learned this from guy who taught me to paint.
    “ it’s free,” Its very durable
    lots of our pickups and cars were painted “Lakehead University colours or CP Express blue,,,Also known as Finlander blue
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  10. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 1,014


    Petit & Interlux have both been used on boats here on Lake Erie. I've seen them brushed on & "tipped"
    with a foam brush, resulting in a low gloss smooooth finish
    Imron is popular for spraying.......2cents worth..... mike
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  11. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,881

    oldiron 440

    By all means use hardener and accelerator if need be. Most alkyd enamels have acrylic toners today that provide better colors. The harndner makes it's performance simular to acrylic enamels.

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