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I like the brushed aluminum look too. Not so sure about it holding more dirt, etc.  If I were to do it again, I would powder coat everything. The shop I used had some awesome colors including many that looked like chrome, smoked chrome, etc.

They did all of my rails and fence panels for around $500 on my 30ft boat. I may have just gotten a steal, but it saved me hours/days/weeks of work. I did all the prep myself which you are doing real nicely with that buffer.

That is going to be a great boat no matter what route you choose.
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I did brushed aluminum also on my panels, but much rougher than yours. I like yours better.
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UPDATE:

Not much to update this weekend. Life, or should I say work, got in the way. Gotta pay for this rebuild somehow right?  I did manage to get a few hours of wire brushing the rails, I decided that is all I am going to do, because of the time involved and got one side done. 
 
The weather was not quite conducive to laying the carpet anyway. It was cool and moist all weekend. Plus, I needed to figure out from you guys whether I should use a flat trowel or a notched trowel for the adhesive.  I read an old post here regarding the application and it said to use the trowel provided with the kit, but I didn't get one.  I would assume it would be notched due to the comments saying it should leave lines, but do you know how big of notches I should use?
 
 
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You are reading old posts.  If you purchased glue from PontoonStuff any time in the last 9 months, the instructions tell you apply it with a medium nap paint roller.  Simply roll it on as thick as you can.  Much easier then the old trowel on glue Wink
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Originally posted by PS-Guy PS-Guy wrote:

You are reading old posts.  If you purchased glue from PontoonStuff any time in the last 9 months, the instructions tell you apply it with a medium nap paint roller.  Simply roll it on as thick as you can.  Much easier then the old trowel on glue Wink
 
OK then.  I didn't get that far.  I just looked in the box for the trowel and that was it. LOL
 
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Originally posted by PS-Guy PS-Guy wrote:

You are reading old posts.  If you purchased glue from PontoonStuff any time in the last 9 months, the instructions tell you apply it with a medium nap paint roller.  Simply roll it on as thick as you can.  Much easier then the old trowel on glue Wink
 
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Hey it looks like your enjoying your re-build and that's what counts... I have a 20 footer waiting in the wings and I can't hardly wait to get to it. Will be glad to see your finished picture.. keep em coming.
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I came up with a new name for the pontoon.  This is the design of the decal to go on my new blue siding.  It is 9" tall lettering and going to be a little over 5' long. 
 
Is this too risque?  I think it is funny and will get a lot of attention!
 
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Originally posted by twood twood wrote:

Hey it looks like your enjoying your re-build and that's what counts... I have a 20 footer waiting in the wings and I can't hardly wait to get to it. Will be glad to see your finished picture.. keep em coming.
 
It's been fun so far.  I hope to get the carpet down and the rails bolted in by the end of the weekend.  If I can get that done, I am sure I will at least sit the furniture in place and mount the fishing seats. 
 
Definately more pics coming on Monday!
 
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I like it! It’s one of those where if you just glance at it, you don’t even notice it. Sneaky!

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Better than a friend of mine on the lake... he changed his Party Hut to Party Slu.....  well, you get the picture.Wink
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Well, yesterday I bribed my son into wire brushing all of the rails and aluminum moldings.  He got all of it done, some of it needs to be touched up but I am stoked!!! That would of taken me at least a full day to do.  So the goal for Saturday, Sunday I have to work again, is to lay the carpet, mount the rails and install the fishing seats. I might try to hang the motor as well.  Actually, I am sure I will do that while the carpet dries a little. 
 
The problem with the rails is going to be cutting the new aluminum siding.  It comes 24" wide and I only have about a 13" opening for it, so I will have to cut the full length around the entire pontoon.  I am worried about that too.  I'm not sure how easy or hard that is going to be.  I figured I might as well do that too before I install the rails and give the carpet even more time to dry.
 
Am I being to bold in my expectations for the day?  I am planning to work from sun up to sun down.
 
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It's not too bad...do you have the siding that is inserted inside the extruded "lip"?  If so you you will spend more time prying out the lip then any thing.  The last one I did, I got my deck carpeted and mounted my rails (all cleaned and free of old paneling).  Then working one section at a time, I cut to length using tin snips.  Next, using a straight edge, "score" the panel with a Stanley knife to your correct height.  The unused portion will simply snap off.  With the aid of some silicone spray lube, I slid the new panel in to the channel, and used a hammer & dolly to tap it back down.  Nice, clean install.


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I do have the extruded lip. Ughh!
 
Make things worse, I just read that I should let it dry for 24 hours on the glue jug and 48 hours on the carpet instructions.  Is this required?  I want to lay the carpet and start mounting the fishing seats and rails today too.  Is that too soon?
 
here are the pics of my plywood/carpet and color scheme.
 
 
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I finished my carpet at 2 pm and let it go until 9 am before I started doing anything on it. You are in Cali though and if it is hot and sunny ...... I would let it dry today and start on it tomorrow... IMHO.Confused
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Looking really good. Keep up the good work. Is that the blue sleet metal for the fencing?
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Originally posted by Barnmb7117 Barnmb7117 wrote:

Looking really good. Keep up the good work. Is that the blue sleet metal for the fencing?
 
It is blue sheet metal, but not from PS. I preferred this color and I didn't see it available there.
 
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I finished my carpet at 2 pm and let it go until 9 am before I started doing anything on it. You are in Cali though and if it is hot and sunny ...... I would let it dry today and start on it tomorrow... IMHO.Confused
 
It was HOT yesterday.  The glue was alrady drying before I got the carpet down.  When I did the 2nd side the 1st side was already stuck pretty good.  But, then again, I did roll that half immediately.
 
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Installed the carpet, got half of the toons siding on. I do have the extruded lip which wasn't too tough to slide into place on the straight runs, but when I got to the corners, good Lord what a nightmare. I couldn't get it around them without damaging the siding. Small little dents. Oh well, it still looks better than the old siding. Going to post pics when I get home.
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carpet laid out
 
 
carpet folded for glue, couldn't get pics of us rolling the glue on with the paint rollers, because it was hot and drying quickly, but it was easy.
 
 
rolling the carpet with a linoleum roller.
 
 
first beer on the pon toon and nurenberger brats for lunch
 
 
First panel.  I used a Malco 12" folding tool to bend a 3/8" fold on the ends instead of using a piece of molding to cover the sharp edges.  Worked great!!!  I don't have a good picture of that though.  When I do the other panels, I will get some pics of the tool and folds.
 
 
188" panel that had to go through 2 bends at the back.  What a pain in the a**!!! Like I said, it still looks better than it did though!
 
 
Once, I get the other front piece back from the welder, it had 2 bent bars, I will add the panel to it and also the other 188" long rail.  The welder could not find the right alumium with the rounded edges, so i am just using square aluminum, which is all right because it is only 2 12" upright pieces.  Then, I am done and can mount them.  Can't wait to get them in and put in some new furniture from PS.  Plus, it will be nice to get it out of my garage!!!!
 
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That looks AWESOME! Nice job! I love that blue color!Clap
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Clap I like the blue that is what i want to change mine to.
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By the way... your first Dry boatin on the pontoon!!!!LOLLOLLOLLOLWink 
 
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Originally posted by curtiscapk curtiscapk wrote:

By the way... your first Dry boatin on the pontoon!!!!LOLLOLLOLLOLWink 
 
Felt good didn't it?Star
 
Yes it did. Is it wrong, I am already looking for another project?
 
 
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That's a smokin deal for a P-H if the motor is good and it comes with the trailer.  You better snatch it up before I make the trip LOL


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Originally posted by PS-Guy PS-Guy wrote:

That's a smokin deal for a P-H if the motor is good and it comes with the trailer.  You better snatch it up before I make the trip LOL
 
Problem is I would probably have to buy a bigger truck too.  Or is that a problem?
 
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