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Our paints are being used on the ships you see below.
 

USS Abraham Lincoln

The Queen Mary

U.S. Coast Guard 'Seneca'
 

 

Under contract to the Office of Naval Research, Hodgdon Defense Composites has developed the Mk V.1 High-Speed Composite Craft. The 83 ft. Mk V.1 - nicknamed MAKO - was developed to showcase the ability of high-performance composites to absorb the shock of wave impacts. They are now testing our SuperMarine Paints on the vessel.  

I wanted to show you a picture of my completed Glen-L Riviera that was just launched on June 10. It is coated with SM1000 clear. 

I need to share something else as well.  I painted the bottom in SM1000 as well in October Bronze.  I am having to increase the size of my prop to create more resistance on the engine.  The bottom paint apparently has reduced the normal friction of the boat as it moves thru the water sufficiently enough that it is causing my engine revolutions to increase above safe ranges. 

Thank you for a great product

D. L.

 


 
 

After doing a LOT of research, I decided to give your paints a try. I found it kind of tough to get an honest review or opinion of them- I couldn't find anyone that had used them, and the few places I found discussions of the paint (such as Iboats forum, etc) were mainly negative, although no one seemed to have ever USED them. They just said that the claims couldn't be true.

But, after reading, I decided to give your product a try, and I'm glad that I did. The rest of the story here. Don't miss this one! - Updated

 

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An e-mail from a customer  -  back to gallery page
 

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Subject: A successful paint job

After doing a LOT of research, I decided to give your paints a try. I found it kind of tough to get an honest review or opinion of them- I couldn't find anyone that had used them, and the few places I found discussions of the paint (such as Iboats forum, etc) were mainly negative, although no one seemed to have ever USED them. They just said that the claims couldn't be true.

But, after reading, I decided to give your product a try, and I'm glad that I did. I restore and collect classic fiberglass boats. In the past, I've been very limited in what I could use to paint them if I did the work myself, without access to a 'proper' spray setup and protective equipment, most marine paint systems were out. Products like Easypoxy were just plain disappointing. I figured if your paint delivered 1/2 what it promised, I'd
be happy with it. So, I took the plunge.

You might recall that I emailed you with some technical problems I was having during the application, namely peeling and bubbling of prior layers. Following your advice, I adjusted the application thickness and gave it a slightly longer drying time, and everything started to work perfectly. The boat itself is not done yet, but the painting has been for several months now.

The finish is just what I was looking for- It is hard to describe- a deep gloss, but a soft one. It looks like the original Gel-Coat finish, not like a painted finish. It cut and buffed beautifully, and has a perfect shine to it.

I used it on the restoration of my 1960 Glasspar as a test, and plan to use it on my next restoration projects as well. The variety of available colors makes it ideal for me, as I'm not limited by the dozen or so 'popular' colors available from most paint manufacturers. This allows me to get VERY close to original factory colors.

As a side note, I did a 'torture test' to see how the paint held up. I was especially curious as to how well it really held up submerged, so I primed and painted a small fiberglass piece, and after allowing ample cure time, I've left it submerged. Several months later, it's still looking good- So I'm expecting incredible longevity on my boats which are kept out of the water and inside (in climate control, no less!

It's also nice to be able to tell all those people that said it was nothing but snake oil and would never work as advertised that it did, indeed, work. And, it worked well! I'm glad I found it.

If you ever need a reference, or anyone has any questions, feel free to give them my E-Mail address. Thanks.- Andrew Gott
 

Andrew's answer to our request to publish his letterl

You are more than welcome to use the letter as a recommendation.. I'll have better photos of the 'finished' project once it's done, there is still a lot of mechanical and electrical work as well as trim hardware to be installed. The boat will be shown at ACBS boat shows as well- I'll let you know as soon as we start winning awards.

I'd imagine a lot of complaints you get could probably be easily resolved- I had problems at first- the paint was a bit more finicky than others I had used in the past, it seemed to be VERY sensitive to being applied too thickly (a common sin, especially when dealing with a more transparent color like red!), but once I got it down-
I love it.

I friend of mine painted a very similar boat with Easypoxy about a month prior to mine. He nagged me the whole time I was doing mine, saying how quick his job went, and how nice it looked... Why was I bothering? Well, after only a few short months, I think he can see why- He has lost most of the gloss, the finish is VERY soft, and a spot on his deck where water pooled for a few weeks has bubbled and peeled off... Looks like he'll be stripping her down again in the spring.

My restoration was well documented on a number of forums (most notably Iboats-, where I caught the most flak for using an 'untested' new paint...). At the present time, I'm updating my web page, http://www.agott.com/glasspar, and when I do it'll have the full details and step-by-step of the paint job.

 

Here's some comments from Andrew a year and a half later.

... I really liked the 'behavior' of the sm-1000, it gave us exactly the finish we were looking for. Most people don't think it was painted- they think it is Gel-Coat- Which is exactly what we are going for.

 Do the other paints respond as well as the sm-1000 to cutting/buffing? (The answer is yes) We found the SM-1000 to be superior to any other marine paint in this regard. It brought out a deep shine that has been easy to maintain.

 

SM-1000 Revolution Single-Stage Marine paint used above and below the waterline.
 

     





 


 
 
 

            
 

CONSUMER TESTIMONIALS:

Thank you! I used the SM-1000 Revolution gloss white paint... and it worked better than I had hoped! I used it for my 25' speed boat, and it still amazes me how smooth and great it looked after it cured. Thanks,

RG - Virginia
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Your Supermarine Revolution Clear is absolutely fantastic! I cannot believe the gloss and clarity of it. Up to now I have been using Bristol Finish, Interlux Perfection and Epianes Clear High-Gloss Varnish, in my marine refinishing business but I am switching over to the Supermarine Clear. I am telling everybody I know about it!

SH - Washington
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I placed the order. Thanks for all the tech help!! I just wanted to add I wish all companies acted like yours. That is what this country needs!!!

EZ – Illinois
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Thanks for all your help. Everything went fine on the first job so I just ordered again. By the way, your products are awesome.

JR – Tennessee
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I couldn’t believe your performance claims (or low prices) for Supermarine but I had a mini-job so I thought I'd give it a go. I primed and painted the fiberglass bottom of a weathered recreational rowing shell--white. The primer finished out great. Paint application was ok--should have thinned a bit more (the can says 10%, the website says 15-25%)--will do better next time (today). It dried nice and looks good, but I am mainly after performance. It has held up well for a few months. I ran over a submerged log (hit it pretty good before I went over it), so I thought it would be a good test for hardness/scratches. I couldn’t even find the spot on the hull where it hit the log, and there was no scratch at all where I ran up on it. I've dropped the end of the boat, beached it (gently), and I keep it in the sun. I just can't find anything wrong with your paint! Pretty amazing.

A G – Asheville NC
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The SM 1000 Revolution worked like a charm! Two coats, self leveling, quick air dry product left a beautiful finish with two days of 51 degree weather. We will be sending pictures of the sailboat. Thanks for a truly functional product that works as advertised!!

J C - Iowa
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Hey Supermarine, just a quick note to say thanks. My boat looks great! Your paint is top notch. The coverage was much higher than I had expected and I'm now left with more than half of what I ordered. DR. R. M. G.

Department of Chemistry
Sweet Briar College VA
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I need to share something with you. I painted the bottom of my Glen-L Riviera in SM-1000 October Bronze. The bottom paint apparently is so smooth it has reduced the normal friction of the boat as it moves thru the water sufficiently enough that it is causing my engine revolutions to increase above safe ranges! As a result I am having to increase the size of my prop to create more resistance on the engine. Thank you for a great product.

D L - Arkansas
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I used your paint and clear exclusively. All of it was rolled on with a foam roller. I have never painted anything other than interior and exterior of houses and a little spray painting of models as a kid. The products were easy to use and apply for a beginner like myself and the range of colors offered is great. I really like how I was able to get a blue color to match the motor trim color. The boat is a "Zip" from Glen-L plans. It took 732 hours to build over 1.5 years.
Thanks,

C A - Indiana

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