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Registered: ‎04-15-2016

Proper paint touch up

I need some help on the proper way to touch up my 2016 150 HO. Last weekend I participated in a walleye tournament, and while powering across the lake I noticed that my kicker motor had shifted  and scratched the cowling of my big motor.( about a quarter size circle)  I'm looking for the proper way to touch up the missing paint.  Any help would be great. Thank you

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Proper paint touch up


Work slowly and carefully, just as with any paint repair job.


Be sure to thoroughly clean and prep the area to be painted. Use finer and finer grits of paper to smooth the area to blend in. Use multiple light coats of paint which work better than one or two heavy coats.


See your dealer for the correct color.




"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 



The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.