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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 15 Nov 2018 22:56 #91122

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I had a question about paints.I have never painted with a gun before. I plan on ordering my paint for my Merc from nymarine. Is this a good source?

Does anyone have a preference on acrylic enamel vs. Urethane enamel? Not sure if there is a big difference.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 15 Nov 2018 01:06 #91099

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Hey Moe, Joe Poole ordered it for me from one of his suppliers. You probably could make something like it. I had know idea how Merc muffs looked, and I am happy I bought it..

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Nov 2018 18:09 #91083

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Hawk - Where'd you find that muff ?? I thought about making one but haven't got that far yet.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 10 Nov 2018 22:41 #90980

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cool stuff......like a kid in a candy store......:biggrin: ...we have an equal franchise called Princess Auto....certain quality items are best be bought at a real store, where the Ch word is not allowed.....:doh: :doh:

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Neil I finally got my muffs in. This gets clamped to the underside of the cavitation plate where my intake is.. No more bucket cruising for me.

Also I read you had a tip to jack up your trailer in the winter months, this should help out my new tires too.

Harbor freight just opened a store near me. I avoid going there for tools but these stands are Perfect.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 06 Nov 2018 04:02 #90881

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I have been using PPG Omni epoxy primer but there are probably better epoxy primers out there.
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Boatboy wrote: I have had good results using plastic beads for blasting media. Then spray bare aluminum with a good self etching primer followed by a coat or two of epoxy primer. Now you are ready for the final color paint.


I have been looking into epoxy primers, marine & auto. I am trying to figure out what is a good type of epoxy primer I should be using, there's about 50 different ones out there. trying to avoid asking but I am a little confused on what to get. John or Anyone have any suggestions on a good epoxy primer capable of being sprayed?

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 05 Nov 2018 17:35 #90865

I use glass bead in a cabinet on all my aluminum. If you are painting the parts after it works well and leaves a great finish. I have also polished parts after without issue.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Nov 2018 12:31 #90843

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Boatboy wrote: Yes, That's the stuff I use on all my aluminum parts. That shipping charge is a killer. I live about an hour away from TP Tools and I have always picked it up myself and avoided the shipping charge.


Thank you, I just wanted to make sure before Ponyed-up the doe.
50 lbs should last me a long time.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Nov 2018 02:44 #90841

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Yes, That's the stuff I use on all my aluminum parts. That shipping charge is a killer. I live about an hour away from TP Tools and I have always picked it up myself and avoided the shipping charge.
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