Fin City Forums
Register Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 117 of 118     «   Prev   114   115   116   117   118   Next
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1741 
I had some time last night so I refinished the Aluminum trim for the Evinrude 100S outboard . I was happy how they came out, I was lucky the Evinrude colors are the same as the boat so they should look great on the motor. 
Brad Lake    Canadafins
IMG_1453.JPG
    IMG_1447.JPG  IMG_1448.JPG  IMG_1449.JPG  IMG_1452.JPG

Finless Bob

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 219
Reply with quote  #1742 
What maskoid do you use, Brad? And how do you apply it?
I guess the heat off the water heater exhaust speeds the drying time.

__________________
Belfry moderator.
KevFin

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 2,081
Reply with quote  #1743 
Wow!  That looks great Brad!  Was that masked and sprayed or brushed or a combination of the two?  It really turned out well.  Can't wait to see it on the motor, I was really worried about the aesthetics until now.   I think the motor is going to match very well.  Good job!

-KevFin
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1744 
Hello Kevin, Thanks for the positive feed back. I hope it will look good, as for the process, I just taped over it with thin masking tape, cut out the letters with an exacto knife and sprayed it. Next I  touched up and bad areas with a 00 brush. The back red plate I taped off the outside edges, painted right over the letters then took Q tips with lacquer thinner to take the paint off the letters. The small front plates just needed touch up and clear coat. I then applied the red and blue pin striping and cleared everything to seal it and UV protect the colors. I will shoot some pictures of the finished motor this weekend...
    Brad Lake   Canadafins
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1745 
Hello Finless Bob, yes I have small spray booth vented to the outside set up in the basement,close to the furnace and hot water heater (safety first ..Lol).   I find setting parts on top of the Water heater speeds the drying time. All paint is just the rattle can variety and Tremclad clear coat. I clean all the parts first with a good scrub from a wet Magic Eraser.  I next  spray the colors and repair any OOPs with a Qtip and Lacquer thinner and a fine brush with paint sprayed into a plastic spoon , last they are cleared. I only quickly tape it off to cover most of the letters as it is too tedious otherwise.
   Brad Lake     Canadafins
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1746 
IMG_1463.JPG  IMG_1462.JPG  IMG_1465.JPG  IMG_1466.JPG I was able to install the trim back on to the motor this past weekend. I had originally thought I would have to paint more colors on to the hood of the motor but I decided I like it how it is now, some times less is more !!! Now I am installing the pulleys in the water well area and getting the steering cables run and working. Still lots of things to do but I am determined to get it in the water this year...   Brad Lake      Canadafins
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1747 
041_resized_1.JPG  IMG_1474.JPG

I was thrilled to receive a package in the mail today from a great friend of mine in the U.S.A, it contained a ultra rare pair of skis the same as used on the May 1957 Boating Magazine cover picture of the Cadillac Sea Lark. I hope to use the boat this summer at our Home at Pigeon Lake, Alberta, then put it in the World of Wheels in Calgary next February . Once cleaned up and polished, these skis will be a great addition to showing the boat !!!  Brad Lake...Canadafins


captainirwin

Registered:
Posts: 3
Reply with quote  #1748 
Wow Brad! Your display is near perfect!
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1749 
I started to cut out the "custom" cover for the Sea Lark this past weekend. They want about $1500 up here to make a cover, I bought 2 , $99 decent covers, one I have cut out to fit the boat, fins and motor. the second one will be sacrificed to make the fin and motor pieces out of. I have all the pieces cut out, now I just have to try and sew it all together. Wish me luck, sewing isn't one of my skills !!!
Brad Lake     Canadafins IMG_1487.JPG  IMG_1488.JPG  IMG_1491.JPG  IMG_1492.JPG

captainirwin

Registered:
Posts: 3
Reply with quote  #1750 
Brad,
You are a True Artist!
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1751 
IMG_1542.JPG  IMG_1548.JPG  IMG_1545.JPG Here is the Cover all together, total cost about $200. I am happy how it turned out and especially happy to completely cover the motor, my other boats the motors are exposed and get dirty. The boat will be on a boat lift with a canopy over it, this cover keeps out the dirt, bird poop etc. Obviously this cover is not meant for towing, but that is not an issue for me as I never leave the covers on when towing to prevent rub  marks. Normally I only have to tow my boats a few miles to launch them for the season ...Brad Lake      Canadafins
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1752 
IMG_3109.JPG  IMG_3113.JPG  IMG_3118.JPG My son Mitch and I put the Sea Lark and our 56 Corvette towing it in the World of Wheels in Calgary last weekend. We had allot of fun talking to hundreds of people about the car and boat. we were lucky to win first place in both the class for the Corvette and the boat. IMG_3193.JPG 
KevFin

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 2,081
Reply with quote  #1753 
That is a fantastic accomplishment guys!  Great work.  Two Entries, two best of class awards, and that is no parking lot show at the A&W Root Beer stand either.  Well done!

-KevFin
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #1754 
Congratulations.  Awesome is a word often abused these days but your works are truly awesome.  
canadafins

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 202
Reply with quote  #1755 
Thanks for your kind words !!  I hope to have the boat in the water soon and will post some action shots ...Brad
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.