Go Back  Ohio Game Fishing Community > General Discussions > Boats and Motors >

Body shop boat painting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Grove City
Posts: 9,032
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default Body shop boat painting

I have a 2004 Lund that is two tone, red on top and pewter on the bottom half.

I am doing a complete graphics change and have removed them from one side today. As expected there is some paint fade and the normal nicks and scratches on the red, the pewter is pristine.

I have a local graphics company that I am working with on the graphics and he could do a wrap of just the top red half of the boat or I could have the red portion repainted and have him just make the graphics to install on the new painted surface.

Does anyone here work in a body shop that could provide a little insight on having this painted, what I should ask, what kind of paint, etc. Just want to have a little better understanding before I start calling around.

The part I need painted in 16" high by 20-10" long on each side.

Any suggestions of where to call would also be appreciated.

Boats and Motors
Lundy is offline   Reply With Quote

Register today to remove this advertisement IT'S FREE

Old 03-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
muskyhound's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: canton
Posts: 255
iTrader: 0 / 0%

I have a friend that is a painter at a caddy dealership and he says that you can use auto finishes on a boat (but not below the water line) because the paints never actually drys over time the solvents bleed from the paint and will form blisters below the water line, that's why most alum boats are painted with epoxy based paints. Get a price to have a wrap made verses paint and graphics, paint work ain't cheap..

Last edited by muskyhound; 03-31-2013 at 08:25 PM.
muskyhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
Lewis's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Concord, Ohio
Posts: 4,880
iTrader: 0 / 0%

Inland Lakes & Reservoirs  
 Inland Lakes & Reservoirs  
Total Awards: 2


It will be a little pricey. About the same labor and materials to paint two sides of a car. Red is an expensive paint color also. If the scratches are not down to the primer maybe a good polishing with a buffer and compound before applying your new graphics?
RIP Misfit and Jim Corey
Lewis is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2014, Game Fishing LLC