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Re: Topsides going from 'White' to flag blue

Originally Posted by benesailor View Post
Just curious. Does a roll and tip paint job adhere better than a spray paint job? Anybody ever heard otherwise?
Don't think so... prep is prep, the advantage of roll and tip is that it's easier for a non-pro to do, you don't need the specialized equipment to spray.

I've painted a couple of boats with Awlgrip using a HVLP spray machine (the kind used to refinish bathtubs), I was satisfied and saved a ton of money but it was in no way a professional job.

Tommays on this site achieved an incredible finish on his Cal 29 with roll and tip.. much better than we got with the spray.


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