• Apply the 2-Part Valspar finish coat
o Allow the primer to dry overnight, but two nights might be too long. Sanding is not necessary.
o To preserve the integrity of the O-ring groove and the mating surface, prepare a cardboard cover and attach it to the mating faces of the stern drive and the transom shield.
o Wipe down dirt or dust with a damp lint-free rag and let dry.
o Be sure to wear personal protection, respirator mask and protective gloves, latex or nitrile.
o A very close color match was available—much less expensive than having the color matched. The Valspar 2-part urethane color is Grey Metallic and the code used is 150-163402 OMR. The Color Map is G6335.
o Prepare paint can as instructed on the Technical Data Sheet. One can was plenty of paint for this operation. Note that the stern drive below the plastic cover was not painted and only the visible surfaces of the movable parts of the transom shield were painted with Valspar 2 part urethane.
 Two coats with 50% overlap per coat, 10-15 minutes apart (Flash Time), 77*F.
 If needed to fix a flaw, remove flaw and spray a third coat within 10 – 15 minutes.
o Wait 45 minutes to one hour and remove the masking material before the finish paint cures too far. The finish may still be soft, so be careful not to scrape off any of the finish.
o Air dry overnight and recoat if necessary. Sanding the finish coat is not necessary for subsequent coats.
o Turn can upside down and clear the spray valve.
o Pot life is 2 – 3 hours at 77*F. Warmer, less time.
Final coat looks pretty good. Hopefully, I won't have to do this for a long time--better if not at all.
In this photo, at the bottom of the 3-section O-ring, you can see the speedometer orifice.
I got carried away just a bit and got a couple of runs. Decided to just leave them there. Can you find them?