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Old 05-23-2010, 03:23 PM
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Default Preparing, repairing, painting.

A while ago I bought an old Kyosho Jetstream off ebay (20 years old?). The engine was dead, so I have stripped the hull down completly. The plastic was very yellowed and covered in grease and epoxy, with splashes of (glue?) on the outside.

My plan is to clean it up and fit it with a high power electric setup. But before that, I want to improve the hull. I have removed the stickers leaving the yellowed plastic hull (was white). I want to paint it with spraypaint eventually, but before that it needs smoothing.

Can I sand the hull with very fine sandpaper (1200 grit?) to remove the marks and dirt, and then paint that? I could add a gelcoat layer if needed to smooth it all. What would you recommend?

Thanks for any advice!

Old 05-23-2010, 08:58 PM
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Default RE: Preparing, repairing, painting.

After sanding you could spray it with Dura Technologies surfacing primer, It WILL stick to anything and a heavy buildup will actually add strength (though not much) wet sand that with up to 1000 grit paper and then paint it I would use gel coat myself. Here is a picture of a boat hull plug that is made of plywood, bondo, fiberglass, and glazing putty sprayed with dura tech. I wet sand and then polish before waxing with mold release. Dura tech sands flawlessly.

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