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post #24 of Old 03-12-2013
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Re: Topsides going from 'White' to flag blue

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Originally Posted by tommays View Post
Apparently you guys have months to stand in the driveway because a hand powered long board has to be about the slowest most labor intensive device ever made

Once your trying to fair large areas of fiberglass it is some tough stuff

Even when i was using the air powered long board it was forever and a little bit more
It's what you have to do if you want a Flag Blue or black hull to look really good - there's no easy way to accomplish it. That's one of the reasons most boats are white. An air board sander is a poor choice for this job - it's designed to flatten surfaces like a belt sander. It's far too rigid for compound curves. You'd be better off using a big rotary with a thick, medium soft foam pad.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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