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h2ojunkie

What Kind Of Paint?

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h2ojunkie

Looking to paint the underside of the swim deck on the VTX. Looking for some DIY paint to roll or brush on the underside to help reflection of transom lights and brighten it up back there. Thinkin white. What type can be used and readily found that will hold up well? Thanks

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the water its self is going to carry the light.. if its fiberglass you have to put epoxy primer down first.. it helps bond and hold back the gases in the fiberglass.. then any good top brand automotive paint.. dupont ,ppg.. will work..if you want they have a chrome paint out in candy from that is great but is highly costly.. have painted a few bikes with it.... but if you are in muckie water you not going to be happy with what ever you do.. i would install some led lite stripes on the platfrom instead be cheaper

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Appreciate the input. I played around alot with my test board with the LED's mounted to it. To simulate the swimdeck we made a cardboard piece and sprayed it white and the extra reflection from it helped light projection. Seems to act as reflector. The light pattern in the water was better. While underway it should come into play as well because of less water and reflection will be enhanced due to wake properties. Also, it will just look "nicer" per my wifey as well.

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Appreciate the input. I played around alot with my test board with the LED's mounted to it. To simulate the swimdeck we made a cardboard piece and sprayed it white and the extra reflection from it helped light projection. Seems to act as reflector. The light pattern in the water was better. While underway it should come into play as well because of less water and reflection will be enhanced due to wake properties. Also, it will just look "nicer" per my wifey as well.

This is all that matters. :yes:

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h2ojunkie

Went to a local wooden boat restoration shop and he recommended and I bought Interlux Brightside polyurethane paint. Has Teflon in it as well to reduce residue build up. He showed me some stuff that they have used in on and it held up fantastic. One 6yr old piece thats underwater 7mo a year still looked like newly painted. Scrubs up easy and abrasion resistant as well so I think I'm on the right track. Can be used for touch up on scratches in hull as well if needed. Will post pics when I get it done.

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Well here it is. Put 2 coats on it and happy with results. Seems like it will hold up well and nice and reflective.

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Well here it is. Put 2 coats on it and happy with results. Seems like it will hold up well and nice and reflective.

Looks a little greyish in the picture, assuming it's just the lighting though? Definitely like the idea, especially having spent a lot on upgraded LEDs myself. Please follow up with how it works out then...

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h2ojunkie

Looks a little greyish in the picture, assuming it's just the lighting though? Definitely like the idea, especially having spent a lot on upgraded LEDs myself. Please follow up with how it works out then...

Yea, pic was in weird sunlight that day. It's definetly a bright white. This pic is ify as well as the boat is in my barn and I did not move it to get better pic but here goes...

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