I know I seem to start each blog post like this but has it been a busy week or what?! Tuesday was a big day for us with the topcoat getting sprayed. Not only was it that rewarding moment after you've put all the hard work in to see the transformation happening in front of your eyes, but also that 'moment of truth' when you get to see the colour on the boat rather than just on a little square on a colour chart. Well - we love it and are quite happy with our choice! We used Jotun Hardtop Ultra (colour: Graphite Grey) as our topcoat, have a look at some pictures below,
As great as it looked, the job wasn't done yet, it was time to get started on the pin stripe and boot stripe. Once the paint was hard enough for us to tape, we marked and taped the stripes, prepped them, wiped with Awlprep to remove any dust and masked the whole boat again in order to spray the stripes and call the job done. For the stripes we used Jotun Hardtop Ultra (colour: Pearl Grey). Here are a few photos:
And after we had been very patient it was time to unwrap our little christmas present this morning and we are totally chuffed with the way she looks. Here are some photos of the topsides paint job done and dusted :-)
And that's a wrap for the topside painting! Special thanks to the Polymer Group and Jotun Australia - watch the supporters page for an update soon! Also a big Thank You to Damien from Norsand Boatyard for an excellent job on spraying the primer and topcoat! For us it's onto the next part of the project now - a whole deck awaits :-)
Well it's been a little while since my last blog post but after the primer went on, we went straight into paint prep mode again in preparation for the topcoat. For those of you following us on Facebook, you would have already seen a few photos of the primer as well as the paint prep since but here are a few photos of the topsides after the third coat of primer was sprayed.
While we had to wait a few days to start sanding and spot filling all over again, it gave us time to mark all the obvious spots that required our attention and once again putting that smurf blue guide coat on. Well and then the fun started all over again- sanding, spot filling, more sanding, more primer and so on. Here are a few photos if you've missed out on Facebook.
And we are now done with all the sanding and spent the afternoon yesterday making changes to the scaffolding to make it easier for Damien (spray painter) to move around and reach all the areas. We have changed plans slightly and booked Damien in for Tuesday rather than tomorrow, this gives us a bit of extra time to do the masking and final paint prep (wiping down the topsides with Awlprep etc) as well as some better weather hopefully. The paint arrived on Friday and we are more than ready and keen to see her new colour - so watch this space for an update soon or head on over to our Facebook page as I often tend to update that a bit sooner than the blog & website. Here are a few last photos of the primer sanded and ready for topcoat...