How to paint your jetski
Hello if your wanting to paint your jetski yourself,then this is for you.
A paint job is only as good as the prep job before paint,In short if you want a killer paint job then you have to want to put in the work before you ever pull the trigger.
You will need a few things to get ready to begin prepping your jetski.
1.comet used for cleaning pots and pans.
2.red scotch bright pad.
4. primer and sealer
5.. read the whole list and direcdtions
ok go and wash the jetski ,get every bit of dirt off you can,take off any thing you can such as seat that you don't want painted.wet the jetski and throw some comet on it and rub the entire jetski with it and scotch bright pad,then rinse clean,make sure to get off all residue .
if you have chips or scrapes ,use 80 grit sandpaper and rouge up the area around the spot to be repaired.fill with fiberglass filler and sand smooth with 120 or 180 grit sandpaper.then you want to prime and sand with 180 grit and seal with sealer or primer sealer,follow direction for product being used.most products have a window of use before you have to scuff or sand surface before next coat.
When it comes to paint you get what you pay for.Good paint cost money.to paint a jetski you will need about one quart.A quart ranges from $10.00 to $1000.00 depending on the supplier and color and effect your going for.A good paint that will last will cost about $300.00 for all the chemicals you would need for a one color paint job.this will very from state to state.
Things you will need to paint your ski.
1. paint,(I suggest a base and clear or two part system)you will need thinner to clean
with ,and a reducer for thinning paint.
2. tape (I suggest 3/4 inch and 2 inch) other sizes for stripes
3. tac rag for cleaning before spraying paint.
4. paint cups ,strainers and sticks for mixing paint.
5 .I cant stress this one enough a GOOD paint mask,(they only cost about $20.00
and the effects last a life time if you don't use one.
6. newspaper to tape off any areas you don't want painted.
7. a good paint gun with a 1.4 tip for painting and clearing.
8. a good wax and grease remover,sold at paint suppliers and comes in a gallon can.
9. clean shop towels the kind you get at auto parts store and are blue paper.(use with wax and grease remover)
ok clean the ski with wax and grease remover,use two towels one wet and one dry.
keep the ski wet until you use the dry towel to remove any trash form surface.
then tac the ski off after you mix your paint (base) when you start to spray your paint just lay down a tac coat(dust the ski lightly over the whole surface with paint)then let it tac up (10 to 15 min)and then hit it with your second coat,you can cover the ski with this coat,but too heavy.wait a few mins and let it tac up before you hit it again.then put on the last coat.you should have enough paint to get three coats.then after it dries you can tac and spray your clear coat the same way.light coat to dust for a tac coat then heavier coat.
TIP wet your floor before you start to shoot paint,this will help cut the dust down,and give you a cleaner paint job.
You must wait for the clear to dry completely before removing the tape and paper.
When its dry you can untape and ride or sand and buff.****Not recommended for beginners ** you will need exp to do this or you work will be fornot..
Hope this helps someone , This is a quick how to paint basics
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Re: How to paint your jetski
Just a little tip, the GOOD paint mask you are talking about really doesn't do a whole lot. Yes I do use one but the real danger in painting automotive paint is the Cyanide, and those masks will NOT stop harsh chemicals like that. I do recommend using one but just a heads up for others.
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