Owner 4knot sb.
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Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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Re: Topside makeover
Just did this, boy what a pain in the keester, except my gelcoat was a disaster, and someone painted the boat 10+ years ago (nicely, but it was wore out)...
Then (you'll note I was doing a bottom job too):
Getting better (coat 2).
Again, this gives a good contrast (coat 3):
This is where it stands now... I have some stuff to scrape off of my mess, and the topsides are wet-sanded, ready for the last coat:
If you CAN... preserve the gelcoat, sand 80 grit/150/300/compound/polish/wax. Painting stinks squared. I would not recommend painting to my worst enemy... but that's just me.
EDITED for updating for a finished pic:
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
Last edited by SHNOOL; 04-24-2013 at 03:04 PM.
Reason: Added 1 picture for the finished product.