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    Question aluminum paints?

    It seems to be thought that aluminum is kind of a sticky material. Is there any benifit to painting or applying a coating of some kind to my jetboat? Im just thinking it might help fuel economy. any thoughts?

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    We use nyalic on our boats, great because it doesnt chip like paint, and doesn't get the corrosion under it that happens once paint is chipped.

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    Default Aluminum Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum Man View Post
    It seems to be thought that aluminum is kind of a sticky material. Is there any benifit to painting or applying a coating of some kind to my jetboat? Im just thinking it might help fuel economy. any thoughts?
    Hey there Magnum man,
    I use my Sharkhide Hull Protectant to seal raw aluminum hulls. It's designed to keep the hull from staining and such, but as far as a speed gain, I've never heard one way or the other.
    Clint.

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    Default leaking rivets

    I've got a riveted aluminum fishing boat and am doing a restoration. Thought about painting it to seal the hull below water line. Have heard of people using truck bedliner paint. But that stuff has so much texture I was concerned about drag. At the marine supply here in Homer no one seemed to want say what to use. Maybe there are too many potential issues. Any ideas?

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    Default truck bed paint

    i would think the bedliner spray would slow you down but ive always thought that spaying the inside of the boat would be ideal for riveted boats. just a thought.

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    Default bedliner

    does that stuff stick to wood? would be great for my floorboards the softer type material

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    In response to putting bedliner inside the hull, I did have the deck torn out and I did think about it at that stage. My concern there was that the rivets come through the hull and through those U shaped ribs on the inside. So theoretorically the sealer would'nt actually seal around the seam between rivet and hull. I was imagining that water could still leak in under the ribs.?

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