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    Good buy vinyl wrap! Hello Interlux Perfection paintjob and new portholes.-gctid811195

    Ok, so i have posted a vinyl wrap job we did on my 2855 a couple of years back

    Vinyl did a great job protecting the hull from me learning how to boat, but now it was time to remove it as it has lost its shine.

    I love the look of colored hulls so after a bit of research i decided to do Interlux perfection since you can roll it on , which works for me as a diy person with no professional spraying equipment.

    As a bonus i have decided to replace ugly shewed up plastic portholes and put larger stainless ones.

    Here we go:

    I told my girlfriend who helped me throughout the process that we just gonna go to the yard, quickly remove the old vinyl and start priming.... removal job actually took us 6+ hours

    First its two coats of epoxy primer and sanding, i used Interlux PrimeKote

    Next was to cut out larger openings for new portholes. Bought an oscilllating muty-tool and loved it!
    1998 Ciera 2855, 7.4L MPI, Harbourfront Toronto, Ontario

    #2
    Then the first coat of Perfection. We did roll and tip. Never done it before. So basically you roll it with high density roller and then tip off the bubbles with the badger brush

    First coat is not that impressive

    You need at least 3 coats, however we did 4 and then the rain ruined the 4th one, so we ended up doing 5
    1998 Ciera 2855, 7.4L MPI, Harbourfront Toronto, Ontario

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      #3
      Absolutely brilliant

      Thanks for sharing
      Midnight Star
      1996 3587
      Twin diesels, Hino 250's
      Ladysmith, BC
      History: 1996 - 2655, 2001 - 2855, 1984 - 3270

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        #4
        WOW!! Amazing results. Doing outside did you get any imperfections from dust?
        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
        1998 3055 Ciera
        (yes, a 1998)
        Previous boat: 1993 3055
        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
        Sea Doo XP
        Sea Doo GTI SE
        Life is short. Boats are cool.
        The family that plays together stays together.
        Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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          #5
          Oh no problem, i would be happy to answer any questions. It took me a lot of research to figure out the process.

          We had a super rainy month here in Toronto and it was nearly impossible to find a consecutive 2 days without rain to put on additional coats of paint.

          Portholes are pretty easy and the old ones were bothering me a lot.

          The next write up will be about my self made swim platform. Just need to put non skid on it tomorrow and i will post all the photos.
          1998 Ciera 2855, 7.4L MPI, Harbourfront Toronto, Ontario

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            #6
            Not really, dust was not a problem, surprisingly did not even get any bugs in the paint.

            One major screw up was the rain that kind of messed up the whole coat of paint, but i sanded it we painted on it and it was fine.

            There are a couple of imperfections, but you have to be looking for them to see them, from 4-5 feet it looks great. And the gloss!!!!!!!!!

            Basically you kind of learn the technique the first two coats and then you get pretty good at it. My gf has a lot of patience so she did a great job rolling and the tipping is not that hard too. I went the proper way and bought a redline Badger brush, 50 bucks, but did the job. You just have to use the right rollers ( high density foam rollers, easy to find) , use proper brush reducer and of course do it in the morning.

            Also, don't do it below 15 degrees celcius, around 20 is perfect.
            1998 Ciera 2855, 7.4L MPI, Harbourfront Toronto, Ontario

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