|re: paint |
I have doubts about using automotive paint. I would suggest
1 an epoxy primer such as Altex Altra Prime 504, around $120 for 5 litre pack
2 a high build epoxy primer such as Altra Build (I think 535 but am not totally sure on the number) Guesstimate $ 150
3 a couple of coats of a polyurethane top coat for above water line. Get serious and use E line 239. Around $150 for 5 l.
4 for below waterline go the whole hog and try the new International Micron Extra. Expensive, but it lasts. Around $180 to $190 for 4 l.
The above is just one company's system. You could do something similar using Jotun or International. If you are going to do it, do it well.