Question painting aluminum boat

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by dug1976, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. dug1976

    dug1976 6 pointer

    May 19, 2005
    richmond, ky
    Wanting to camo a aluminum boat. Do need to sand off existing paint. Do I need to use a primer before adding the base coat, duck brown?
  2. OldEarnhardtFan

    OldEarnhardtFan 10 pointer

    Jan 16, 2014
    Northeast of Berea
    I'd sand and scrub......then apply an oil based primer....
  3. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    Is it factory original paint? If not is it stuck good or peeling? If its factory or stuck good all you need to do is take some comet and a red scuff pad and wadh it real good it will sand and degreese all at once.
  4. ResidentCombo

    ResidentCombo 6 pointer

    Jan 14, 2006
    2nd what Riverboss says. if it has lots of silver showing through, Scoch Brite it close to bare, leaving only paint that has no chance of flaking off. Then use a self etching primer.
    It is pricey, but just barely has to cover and will go a long way. 2 rattle cans did the outside of my 16' flat bottom well, and almost all of the inside fair.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014

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