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#11066729 - 08/27/15 08:12 AM Gel coat painting effect for kayak crates
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Step 1: base layer of krylon plastic fusion clear UV let it dry for 1 hour
Step 2: layer of krylon plastic fusion in the color you want to paint your crate (I chose orange)
Step 3: mix powdered paint pigments of your choice--I chose gold (Pearl EX are available at Hobby Lobby/Michaels in the clay section)
into some slow curing clear epoxy resin (Easy Cast, Amazing, and Envirotex are available at Hobby Lobby/Michaels usually in the model car section) and paint a layer.
Step 4: generously add polyester glitter or metal flake sprinkling or dashing it on top while that is epoxy is still wet
Step 5: Let it dry for a couple of hours
Step 6: Paint on a clear coat of clear epoxy resin
Optional: add another layer of clear epoxy resin




Close up pic of crate


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#11070293 - 08/28/15 08:11 PM Re: Gel coat painting effect for kayak crates [Re: collincountytx]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13147
Loc: Hurst, TX
I'm impressed. that's a cool effect

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#11074761 - 08/31/15 01:01 PM Re: Gel coat painting effect for kayak crates [Re: collincountytx]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 5674
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Just curious, what would be the point of doing this to you kayak? Not trying to sound like a smartbut.
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#11075278 - 08/31/15 05:44 PM Re: Gel coat painting effect for kayak crates [Re: collincountytx]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
1. Plastic crates are cheap (often free) and are a good medium to try different painting/effects techniques
2. I had some left over two part clear epoxy, paint pigment, and glitter from a project I worked on with my kiddos
3. Improves crate/kayak visibility
4. If the effect works on the crate and doesn't crack/fade/yellow, it would show the same or similar technique could be used on a larger scale or for different applications--trailer, cooler, boat seat, boat fixtures, etc
5. Looks cool/individualizes the crate
6. Fun to do
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