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- 26/05/2013 at 8:52 pm #4565
Just wondered if anyone had sprayed their mast as I have just bought one that needs respraying.
Any recommendations on which paint to use?
George03/06/2013 at 10:59 pm #11476adminMember
In his excellent book “Sailboat Refinishing”, American author Don Casey (you can get this book from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sailboat-Refinishing-International-Marine-Library/dp/0071486585) describes painting a mast.
He starts by rubbing it with a 400 grit wet and dry to key the surface before using an etch primer, followed by 2 part polyurethane paint applied with a roller and a brush to get into the groove. Don’t attempt to spray 2 part it is very toxic in aerosol form.
I suppose if you lubricate your sail and mast with something like Sailkote it should last a while. As with all painting time spent in preparation will pay back with finish and longevity.
Good luck with that and post some pictures of the finished result.11/09/2013 at 8:59 pm #11602
Thanks for the advice!
In the end I did two coats of Hammerite spray paint followed by a clear lacquer coat.
The Blue spreaders were also sprayed and lacquered.
Really pleased with the result!
Better photos to follow later along with photos of Bobbins first launch since completion.
[attachment=0:1umgqud5]image.jpg[/attachment:1umgqud5]11/09/2013 at 9:13 pm #11603Dave BevanMember
Looks great. Will it flex with the mast? Did you etch-prime it first, or isn’t that necessary on anodised Ali?12/09/2013 at 7:10 pm #11604
Seems to flex with the mast ok. I didn’t etch prime, but if I was doing it again I would because any scratches show up the original gold.
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