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Bilge Paint

Post by tuobanur » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:22 pm

Soon I will be ready to paint the bilge (inside) of my boat which was originally the old red lead (for a lack of a better word) paint. My question is, what paint should I use that will work over some of the original paint since there is still a bit of that left? I have treated all the new wood and cleaned (wire brushed/sanded) all of the original and would like to paint it all with the same paint that will be close to the original color.
Terry
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Post by Captain Nemo » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:02 pm

Sandusky Paint has #9605 red mahogany bilge paint. www.sanpaco.com The red lead you mention is a type of primer, which they also have. It's a good outfit w/ quality products.
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Post by Jim Godlewski » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:30 pm

Here are some photo's of the Sandusky Chris Craft Mahogany 9605 Bilge Paint.
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1956 17 Sportsman CC-17-2310
1930 Model 100 7152
https://1956chriscraftsportsman.shutterfly.com/

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Post by JohnKadimik » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:16 am

Terry, I have been using RepcoLite for over twenty years . Always good and never let me down. They are in Holland, Michigan and I think they supplied Chris-Craft back in the day. They call the color you want " Mahogany bilge". www.repcolite.com. Have fun.

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Post by thomasholm » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:15 am

Repcolite can also be found in the bilge of Century boats. I have even seen Sandusky red (CC Bilge) in the bilge of Century boats. I find them indistinguishable.
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Post by JohnKadimik » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:56 am

Yup, use it in Century's also.

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Post by tuobanur » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:04 pm

Thanks guys :D
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