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Paint vs Liner

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I have an aluminum bass boat that I would like to show some TLC. Looking for feedback on using a liner type coating(Rhino or Line-X) as opposed to a marine paint. Not sure if or how using a liner would affect overall performance.
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Re: Paint vs Liner
If you are talking about coating the exterior of the boat the rhino liner might not be the option. I work in the industrial coating industry and there are some pretty good products that are available from Sherwin Williams (not the residential products). If it were me I would power sand the exterior and spray some Macropoxy 646 epoxy and then top coat with Acrolon 218HS polyurethane. We use this system all the time and the top coat comes in tons of colors. The only drw back is to have a nice smooth finish the coating needs to be sprayed with a spray gun.
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Thanks for info. I'll look into this process. Can you provide any shop information?
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The shop we work at is Nelson service company in denham springs. They have a shop minimum price that I'll have to see what it is. On the other hand my dad also works for the company as a supervisor and does auto body work on the side. I can see if he is interested in doing the work if you are too
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Not sure if you were talking about the interior surfaces but if you are,hard to argue with the extreme durability of a product I used recently,Grizzly Grip,a two-part system.It is an aliphatic resin and looks like ground up rubber tires with an extremely durable non-skip feature and comes in plenty of nice colors.I originally did my Southfork 16 by 52 Commercial flat with a dolphin grey and the coating faded after many years of abuse,plus I did not adequately prepare the gunwales and ribs and it peeled but only after many years.I thoroughly shuffed the metal(after the rough job of using a heat and strip gun to thoroughly remove all the old coatings)and I expertly applied the material using their primer and specific instructions and I constantly get compliments on the fine job I did.It is not inexpensive,probably costing me about $350 but worth every penny,toughest stuff on de planet!!!
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Thanks Mandevillian. My original thoughts were for both inside and out. May be not so much texture(non-slip grip) on the outside. Currently the interior is carpeted with plywood underneath. Would this product adhere to wood surfaces? Maybe something to think about for that price. Thanks again for the info.
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That product adheres to whatever surface you apply it to,as long as the surface is adequately prepped ahead of time.Check out their web site,I believe Grizzly Grip.Com and I about guarantee you will like what you see and I have it on my Southfork and plan to keep it forever!!One idea might be to use sheet aluminum and large rivets for your flooring as plywood is heavy and rots over time.I replaced the plywood floor and got 1/8 sheet aluminum and expertly cut it to fit,using the old floor as a template and had to do some cutting and trimming but after putting pvc flat molding along the floor(in between ribs)and using 5200 marine adhesive/sealant-she is water tight.I did install foam sheet insulation between the floor and the bottom of the hull and this boat could possibly float even if completely submerged,not a bad idea and it insulates the boat immensely,everything can be DIY,if ya got de time,talent,inclination.Check out that site!!Good luck!
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Thanks a lot!
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