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Old 04-08-2007, 12:15 AM
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This is our 46 inch Rivett round nose kit, built by Frank B.

Cowling is unpainted. He did an outstanding job on the deck!



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Old 04-08-2007, 01:55 AM
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Sick! can you post a bigger pic, I want to see the detail
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thats real nice [8D]
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Joe, Thats the new Zipkits hydro, right? Frank did indeed do a fantastic job! Looks like an expensive coffee table! SWEET! Brian
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Joe, my teak is looking for a new home,can you say Rivett?
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Yes details. I have always wondered how the epoxy is made to look so shiny and even.
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Frank will have to tell us how he did it.





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that is just plain hot [8D]
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Joe,
I wouldn't go so far as to say it couldn't be done with fibreglass. I do know that I certainly can't though! (can't do it with anything, rats!) THAT is very nice.
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After epoxy coating the hull I sand it til it's smooth and then give it a few coats of polyurethane varnish. I sand with 220 between coats and it will come out looking real nice if done carefully. Doug
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Very nice work!!! Should be set-up with polished hardware engine ETC. and put on a fireplace as a show piece!
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I agree. Waaaaay too pretty to get wet[:@]

I'm surprized about the 220 grit. I figured it would be much finer grit.
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The hydro isn't mine, He may have gone much finer on that boat. I'm just mentioning how I do it. I have gone as fine as 400, but it doesn't look any better than 220, at least with the polyurethane varnish on wood. The polyurethane usually flows out nice and gives a nice glossy finish. I've never done automotive finishes on fiberglass, that is probably very different. Doug
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Hi Guys, thanks for the good comments.

How I did it? I used minwax oil stain for the color tone, the dark shading was airbrushed with a darker color stain and spar varnish for the clear coat.

The Varnish was applied with foam brushes.

The varnish was sanded between between coats with 220 than 400 than 600 than 800 and final sanding was with 1500.

Then hand polished with a rubbing compound and final polishing with a carnauba paste wax.

If I had to do it again I would use water base stains then seal the stain and the wood grain with westsystems epoxy and then use the spar varnish, would have been alot less work, live and learn!

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Beeutiful, Frank. Really, man. Make some furniture. That thing is just too sweet to be in the water
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Thanks Paul M,

"make some furniture" lol.... rc boats are more fun!

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Frank,

How are you coming along with "Miss Coffee Table"? [sm=bananahead.gif]

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Frank. I was thinking and ya know that boat not only looks better than my coffee table, I bet its ALOT faster too

If you do another one, how bout doing a thread so we can see how it's done
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Hi Joe, my coffee cup keeps sliding off,

Paul M, the next one I do I will do that.

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