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PostSubject: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 12:35 am

Hi all, my name's Simon, I'm 35 years old and live in Leighton Buzzard.

I have had lots of boats and cars in the past. Notable boats have been an I.C. Precedent Perkasa and a Graupner Azimuthe Atlantic Challenger.

My current project is a Robbe Najade brushless motor yacht. Any advice on getting a good paint finish on ABS plastic would be gratefully received! I'll also need advice on how to get a chome like finish on the railings and stanchions - they're currently brass. As soon as she's finished I'll bring her down to the lake.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 1:54 am

Hi Simon

I am not sure what colours you are looking for but I find Halford car spray as good as any (they are all acrylic formula now so will not affect the plastic) there is also a chrome finish available from Halford which you could work on the brass as long as its clean, I would suggest testing on a spare bit first.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 2:03 am

Hello Simon and to the forum.

If you have an airbrush, the best chrome finish you'll get is with Alcad II paint.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 2:24 am

Thanks guys. I have halfords white enamel primer and enamel gloss along with some selected wet and dry papers. Hopefully with a bit of time and patience I'll be able to get a good finish.

I don't have an airbrush, but I have been trying to find a local electroplater with little luck. I'm going to try some hycote chrome spray and see how I get on. I'll post some pictures as I progress. Here's the first:



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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 8:37 am

Hi simon, nice looking boat! If you are definetly using enamel paint then I suggest testing it on a piece of scrap material from the boat. The plastic the boat is made of can sometimes react to the thinners in the paint!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 8:51 am

Thanks to all for the welcomes, by the way.

It says in the destructions that enamel is OK, but a test run will be done!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 12:45 pm

please do come down the lake any sunday an introduce yourself, if you have not already, we pride ourselves on being a club of absolute micky takers. We are never serious about anything, it's a hobby and fun. The club as a whole are more interested in drinking tea and coffee on a Sunday than sailing boats sometimes!!!

On more than one occassion there have been 20 plus members with 25-40 boats and not one on the lake as we are all gassing and drinking!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello! New member.   Mon May 03, 2010 1:03 pm

The main reason so many boats are out of the water is that you are getting one of your boats ready to launch, and everybody’s searching for a camera.
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