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Old 11-21-2019, 09:30 PM   #1
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My 2002 Honda Kicker was not weathering well. The past couple years the paint was starting to deteriorate and I decided that it was needing some attention this off-season.. I did a lot of research on how to repaint an outboard cowling. I'm not a painting expert but I'm a do it your selfer that is willing to research how to make repairs and learn from others.. The paint on my Honda 9..9 is the one complaint I have with this motor. I decided to tackle a repaint this fall and wanted to share with others.. Lots of sanding with various grit sandpaper was the key.. I think the finished product turned out better than could be expected.

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Old 11-22-2019, 07:23 AM   #2
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We need pictures!
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:02 PM   #3
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ID:	734783 it came out pretty good. Took my time to get all the old paint and decals off. Filled some scratches and more sanding. 2 coats of primer sanding in between. 3 coats of color and 3 coats of clear and a week later the decals went back on.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:11 PM   #4
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Nice work! Did you have a local paint shop mix your color?
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:37 PM   #5
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Nice, I have a Yamaha that could use that if you're bored
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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Yamaha has about 3 different shades of grey. Make sure to get the right one.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:44 PM   #7
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I got my paint supplies in a pretty good kit from Colorite. It came with the primer, paint to match and clear along with tack cloths, alcohol wipes, and multiple grit sand papers. Project wasn't too bad.. just take time and sand and sand and sand..and then sand again.. 0000 Steel Wool is your friend.

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Old 12-04-2019, 03:09 PM   #8
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Really nice work. How did you handle the decals? Did you get new ones?
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:00 AM   #9
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I bought a rubberized drill attachment from 3m that was used to rub off the old decals. The new decals I ordered individually from boats.net. This was after I bought a Honda 9.9 decal kit off ebay that had decals that were not the right size.

I have a couple areas on my 130 that I need to touch up and don't want to strip the big motor cowl all the way down. Will be curious if I can tape off that area and will be curious if it blends in by the end.



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Really nice work. How did you handle the decals? Did you get new ones?
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