Minnesota Boat Repair | Fiberglass Boat Repair | Aluminum Boat Repair MN

The nautical arena involves a lot of painting because the sea, the sun, and the sand take a toll on everything they touch. In fact, we do more painting than anything else. There are two distinct types of painting, bottom painting and topside painting. They serve two very different purposes.

Topside painting is above the waterline to protect the boat from the sun and to keep it looking good. If your boat is used for pleasure you don’t want it looking tattered. If it is a working boat, it’s a reflection of your business.  In either case, you don’t want the underlying materials of the vessel exposed to the sun, which deteriorates wood and, to a much lesser degree, fiberglass.

Painting the topsides and deck of your boat with a quality marine paint can make it shine like new, helping it do one of the most important jobs of a boat: make you smile! It’s fun to look at a good looking, shiny boat while preparing for a day of fun on the water, and easier to clean at the end of the day. So how do you get from your chalky gelcoat or old paint to a boat or yacht that appears new in the color of your choice? Paint it!

The three most important factors in getting a good result are preparation, preparation, and preparation. Seventy-five percent of the cost of painting involves preparation. Any paint job is only as good as the preparation that precedes it, and the skill of the people doing the work. Improper preparation can only result in dissatisfaction and a failed paint job.

Shown here: 16′ 1956 Glaspar Runabout
Complete exterior and interior fiberglass restoration, with show quality painting. This boat will stay beautiful for a long time!

Restore Your Boat To Its Former Glory!

Old gel coats are often porous and may have absorbed years worth of waxes and oils, a condition that reduces the ability of new paint to adhere to the surface. Thorough dewaxing and sanding is needed to make sure that contaminates are removed. This is followed by special primer coats that improve adhesive properties. All surface irregularities must be smoothed out, old holes and scratches filled and carefully faired out. There’s nothing like a fresh, glossy coat of new paint to show up surface defects. Unless this work is carefully accomplished, all existing surface defects will be magnified and you will not be happy with the result.

If boating is your passion, then we will keep your fiberglass or aluminum boat looking good season after season!  Good fiberglass and gelcoat repair people did not start yesterday. It is an art that requires many years of dedication, time and patience.

Anchor Marine Repair is the premier boat renovation, restoration and repair service in Minnesota. We have earned this coveted reputation through the practice of old world craftsmanship, combined with state-of-the-art equipment, high quality products, cutting edge techniques and attentive customer service.

If your fiberglass, aluminum or metal flake boat has been damaged due to collision, dock, rock, wind, storm, trailer, or whatever – the professional craftsman at Anchor Marine Repair can restore it to pristine condition. If you have insurance we will work directly with the insurance company and spare you the red tape.

For fiberglass, aluminum or metal flake boat showing signs of everyday “wear and tear” from ordinary use and constant exposure to the elements, our skilled technicians can restore your boat to its former glory!