advice on repainting my cataraft

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  1. Coonhound Jed

    Coonhound Jed New Member

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    i have a 13' scadden bladderless mckenzie drifter that is fire engine red. i would like to repaint it, but i am not sure what paint to use. the toons will be lightly folded when not in use so i want a paint that will stick and not chip or peel away. also i am not sure about the toon material, i dont want to put a paint on that will eat or degrade the material. any ideas on types of paint or ways (i.e. airbrush) etc. would be very appreciated
    jed
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Jed, you want to paint the frame or the bladderless toons?
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    sound like he wants to paint the toons. I would think the only thing you could do is stain them a darker color. Even plastic paints will crack just from inflation/deflation.

    Try contacting the manufacturer and see what they recommend.
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Contact Maravia and ask them what to use. There is a paint to use on them. I'm not 100% sure what it's called. But they do have a urethane type paint designed to paint pontoons. BUT, you literally won't be painting them, you'll be coating them. Maravia does some awesome stuff with paint schemes (flames and such). They use an overcoat to do the second color.
     
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    RCSFLYFISH New Member

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    try SEM Products Classic Coat at www.semproducts.com

    Key to adhesion is clean clean clean.
    Clean it with Alcohol sereral times, wear latex gloves to not get oil from you hands on toons
     
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    RCSFLYFISH New Member

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    Sorry SEM products Classic Coat is under the Automotive section
     

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