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Old 07-10-2008   #1
 
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gaco paint

any one ever use this stuff on there raft?
is it worth the money my raft is in good/great condition but its old

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i have. it's pretty expensive...but i think it's worth it. follow the directions closely and do a good job on the prep work otherwise it might peel. i only applied it to right under the tubes where there was the most wear. it has been 3 years now...i roll the boat up after every use and it has held up.
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did it make your boat stiff or is it pretty pliable?
and how did you apply it
thanks for your response
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plyable...it seems to roll up as easy as before. i used a 4" paint roller to apply it and taped off the edges. but that is the easy part. do all the prep work well and it will come out fine.
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cool thanks for the info.
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any one ever use this stuff on there raft?
is it worth the money my raft is in good/great condition but its old
As others have said, follow the instructions carefully. Purchase the thinner and thin approx. 10%. Better to do two thin coats than one thick one. You can also spray it. One thing to be careful of is not rolling the boat before the paint is fully cured - otherwise you end up with a big glued burrito!

It's good for what it's for. It's not as tough as the original coating, but it can extend the life of a boat.

-Clyde
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