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I picked this up for $250.00. Started sanding it down in order to rough it up for steelflex. The wind was being uncooperative today, so I built a temperary enclosure to work in for the week. I also added some length to my trailer. I'm not positive what I'm doing yet as far as the mods go, but I'm sure it will be a journey. Here are some pics.

Temp. set-up
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before cleaning it up.
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After clean-up.
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Trailer before
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Trailer After
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Added 24"
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Looking Good Man...The possibilities are endless really.

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Well got a little bit done today, I applied the first two coats of self etching primer. I didn't do the very bottom becuase I am steel flexing it. ( I would rather the steelflex adhere to the boat itself rather than a film of paint.) Now its just a waiting game on the weather, if its not 80 by friday then I will be doing this in my garage with a heater.
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I know the shine looks like dents but are really only wire brush cup marks.
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This is the color scheme I going for.
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Looks good man. Painting the trim and stuff is no problem either, just some tape and thats it.

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Man I love my wife.... She's a graphics designer and created this for me. She's making this image into three decals for me, two for the boat and one for the truck. :D
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perchin wrote:Man I love my wife.... She's a graphics designer and created this for me. She's making this image into three decals for me, two for the boat and one for the truck. :D
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Damn man, that is awesome.

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Got some painting done last night. I'll post up some pictures tonight of the progress. I'm going to water test this thing sometime this weekend to check out its stability.

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perchin wrote:Man I love my wife.... She's a graphics designer and created this for me. She's making this image into three decals for me, two for the boat and one for the truck. :D
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SWEET!!!

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What does the steel flex do? where would you buy it from?
I like the colors your picked, but the logo is to die for.
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zaneroni wrote:What does the steel flex do? where would you buy it from?
I like the colors your picked, but the logo is to die for.
GOOD WIFE !
https://www.fascoepoxies.com/

Just call them up and ask about it - you can get olive drab, black, white, gray, hialeah blue, navy blue I think, etc. It is a two part epoxy, hard to work with, that when it cures provides a hard candy coating for your boat. Amazing stuff. Jerry is the guy you want to talk to at Fasco. They only take COD or checks (they must be mailed ahead and clear before shipping).
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zaneroni wrote:What does the steel flex do? where would you buy it from?
I like the colors your picked, but the logo is to die for.
GOOD WIFE !
The steelflex is a 2 part epoxy, you can add their dye to it in a mulitude of colors. This stuff creates a protective barrier on your boat, and also seals up 99% of small leaks, like leaky rivets. On leaky rivets I rebuck them, and then apply steelflex. You can get this stuff from Fasco, below is a link for them. They are kinda old fashion with their payment options but are friendly and honest. You can only pay by COD or send them a check then they send you the epoxy. You'll need one of the two options the #9X neutral mix or the #9X-2000. The #9X can only be put on with roller or brush, and the #9X-2000 some people say it can be sprayed, although jerry at fasco says not. The #9X-2000 contains teflon for a slicker surface, but is much more expensive. I got the #9X grey color (1 gallon of mix) for only $60.00 shipped. Good luck my friend. 8)

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lol.... When I started to type my last response, nobody had replied yet, I stopped in the middle of typing to get a new cup of coffee. Sorry Ober51 :wink:

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perchin wrote:lol.... When I started to type my last response, nobody had replied yet, I stopped in the middle of typing to get a new cup of coffee. Sorry Ober51 :wink:
I only gave 2 lines, you provide way more info, no worries at all.
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Well I got some more painting done today, started off by building a temporary paint booth in my garage (I should of done this from the start, as my earlier design fell victom to 40 mph winds :evil: ). I then wet sanded in between coats.......... If I can get the garage up to temp tommorow, I'm gonna do the steelflexing on the bottom. [-o<

Some shots of sanding
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Some shots of the third coat, I was fighting the awkward lighting..... darn camera's.
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Even the close ups are hard to see.... I can't wait to get this in the sunlight!!!
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