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Screwy Nick

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  1. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Made some progress on the pilot house. I had to do the windows twice as the material supplied was too floppy for me to control. Local hobby shop had some thicker material that I found easier to work with. Used markers and bulbs from Harbor, I wanted them to be lit. Still need to finish painting the railings. Painted the stanchions before installing. The procedure calls for the railings to be black, my personal preference is white. LiG
  2. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Procedure states "the coaming is designed to keep the water out of the hull". Procedure didn't show one under the fantail/drying deck, which would have as it lifts out for access to the rudder gear, I made one from a piece of scrap. The scuppers are in anticipation of water being trapped on deck. liG
  3. Screwy Nick

    Rail Bender

    Tom, check your regular Email box. LiG
  4. Screwy Nick

    Rail Bender

    Tom, I have one, if you PM me your E address I'll scan and send them to you. LiG.
  5. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Yea, I was sweating when I first sprayed it, but as it dried I felt better. Life is Good
  6. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Sean, I had more than just my fingers crossed. it if fully dried and no wrinkling, I don't know how to make the icons you do, but if there is one saying PHEWWWW that would be me.
  7. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Bob, yes, sometimes things happen that just don't make sense, would have thought that sanding would have made a smooth finish easier. Jerry, as mentioned I didn't mix brands on the hull, (the store that carries the R brand is much closer than the one that carries K so that is what I usually use) but did on the scraps and the results seemed odd as how one would attack another but not in reverse? And wondering what was wrong with the can that I did use. In this case wish the trash pick up wasn't so prompt I did put a finish coat on, out of fear I used the more tame Valspar.
  8. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Bob, thank you very much for sharing your long time experience with us. I tried two different brands, R and K. My bottom line, the R Matte Clear coat is very aggressive on the K product, but not in reverse, Valspar seemed to respect both. For my boat I used only the R product and their own clear coat attacked it. Manufacturer said it shouldn't have happened, and it didn't on other colors, the can I used was emptied and had been disposed of. Have gotten a few bad ones from R. One only had propellent and a couple had very little pigment mostly solvent. I have very little experience with the K product, mostly for this test, so can't comment on their QC. One thing for sure, I henceforth will take the advice on the can and try the product on scraps before committing to a project that I have already spent many hours, lesson learned the hard way. LiG
  9. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Sean, yes only the red, and it had cured about 6 days longer than the black.. I already sanded it down, then wet sanded to get it smooth and re-applied the red. Also applied some red to scraps of plastic, all labeled and now cured. Today I will spray different pieces with a couple of different dull coat products, including the one I used, and in different coverages. Hope to figure out what I did wrong.
  10. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Sean, they had no answer other than one mentioned, waiting for the scrap's to cure then will do the test of clear coats. Hope to learn something. LiG
  11. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    I called the HELP line on the can, was advised "that shouldn't have happened". I sprayed some scrap plastic, will let it cure and do some fooling around to see if I can find out what I did wrong. LiG
  12. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    The dull coat did a job in a couple of areas on the hull. Port bow and starboard stern. Paint and Matt clear coat are the same brand, the black is the newest coating an it wasn't effected at all. Had this happen once before years ago but not since learning to wait. Any idea's why?? LiG
  13. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    I took the advice I got on another forum, painted the whole hull the prime or below water line color, then painted the black above the water line color. Was advised that if the hull rubbed into something and the black came off the prime would show through. WELL, after I painted the black I used 2500 wet/dry paper to blend at the dividing line. I got a bit over zealous and went through the black in a couple of tiny places, the red shows through. Going to leave it like that, adds a little character. Now do dull coat. LiG
  14. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    Sean, as always, having fun. LiG
  15. Screwy Nick

    PRR Harbor Tug

    There was no way for water breaking over the bulwark to flow overboard, scuppers were needed, supplied by Harbor Models. Sean, I had to break out the Bondo again. LiG
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