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Rick
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« on: May 26, 2010, 03:01:53 PM »

this is a general question for any one that has had to paint a Balao/Gato class submarine recently.   I am becoming desperate to get the batfish up to par again.   I have a new plan to get her painted and need a little information from you all.  (Not going into details as this will be done the true Navy way Grin

How many galons of paint does it take to paint a submarine?  Exterior only.....

As usual your help is greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 05:53:00 PM »

I haven't kept a close count but I figure about 70 gallons of primer, 50 gals of black and 20 gall grey unless you are doing the last camo job, then I am not sure. The quantities are figured using rollars and will vary using spray. Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 09:10:18 PM »

Tom,

Thank you this has been a BIG help.  We just got 30 gal of grey donated to us.  This tells me that I am well on my way to getting this thing done.   

Again Thanks.

Keep the input comming.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 10:02:20 PM »

Don't use NAVY sub paint. It doesn't have UV inhibitors and will literally evaporate in three years.  A good enamel should do. Tom's paint quote sounds about right to me.

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