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Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! #7362812
09/23/21 07:23 PM
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I am in the process of refurbishing my old 1950's Herter's Model Duck and Goose Skiff. I am going to need some paint, and I have always used Parker Marsh Grass paint on all my boats. It's great stuff. I painted this boat with Parkers about 25 years ago and it is still solid on the boat. I rummaged around in the garage and found a gallon can of it, about 3/4's full. The can is in very rough shape and nearly rusted through so I went out and got a new empty gallon paint can and was planning on just pouring the paint in there. The paint has not been used, moved or shaken in probably 12-15 years.

When I finally got the top pried off the old can I found about an inch layer of whitish stuff, nearly solid. I had a tough time pushing a stick through it and tried busting it up as best I could. The stuff underneath it is still pretty much the consistency of oatmeal and I am sure needs some thinner and serious stirring. I tried mixing it all together with a stick but the big chunks of whitish stuff are still there.

If anyone can give me some ideas on how I can save this paint I would appreciate it. Parker paints are pricey and tough to find right now and I would rather not toss it. My grand plan is to mix in some of my brother's ashes so he can duck hunt with me again.

Thanks, folks!

Moosetrot

Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362817
09/23/21 07:29 PM
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You're gg2 have to pull that inch of top "skin" off and throw away. DON'T use a lot of thinner! Then take a drill with a mixer bit and mix until it emulsifies.


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Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362818
09/23/21 07:32 PM
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It's more of an inch thick nearly solid, whitish layer than a skin. I broke it up as best I could but there's still big chunks of it in there.

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Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362819
09/23/21 07:34 PM
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However thick, scoop out the bits and throw them away!

Last edited by SJA; 09/23/21 07:35 PM.

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Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362826
09/23/21 07:51 PM
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I'm not too familiar with how to reuse/revitalise that paint , maybe someone on here knows something about that and can help you out , I hope , but I LOVE the idea of adding some of your brothers ashes in memory as long as that doesn't interfere with the painting process as well.


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Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362846
09/23/21 08:37 PM
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parker paints is located in greenbay, call them and maybe they can tell you what to do to revive your old paint.

Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362857
09/23/21 08:50 PM
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Moosey,sound like you have a great plan to honor your brother. I told my son in laws to load my ashes in some shotgun shells and spread me all over a marsh,but I doubt that will happen.
Tom


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Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7362870
09/23/21 09:05 PM
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Yeah, he was a good guy and one heck of a duck hunter. Skinny, wirey, near-deaf little fart but tough as nails. He got me going and made sure I always had enough shells and he taught me a lot. I miss him every day but it will be nice to be able to hunt with him again.

wiredneck1-I will be calling them in the morning. Thanks!

Parker makes great paints. When I first started duck hunting waaaaay back in the day we'd use Parker paints on our wooden decoy rig as well as our skiffs.

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Re: Parker Brand Duck Boat Paint Help!!!!!!!!! [Re: Moosetrot] #7363209
09/24/21 11:19 AM
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Talked to Parker and it turns out SJA was right. They told me to get all that hard stuff out of there and then strain what's in the can. He said I ought to do a test on something to make sure there are still enough dryers in there to allow the paint to dry.

Another thing he told me was that when I put it in the new can I should make sure the lid is on tight and store it upside down so that any more "stuff" can solidify on the bottom of the can instead of on top. Something I have never heard.

Today I will remove the chunks and stir then strain the rest and see how things go.

Thanks to all!

Moosetrot

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