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Old 08-18-2007
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The deck of my luders 33' badly needs refinishing. I am undecided what paint to use. I have tried interlux polyurethane on the interior and I don't think it is hard enough to hold up on the exterior.
You're right here - it isn't.
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I am hesitant to spend the big bucks on two part epoxy paints since I have no experience using them, but I think it is what I will do.
Good - you get what you pay for and if you do it properly you will not have to do it again for a long time.
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I will have to do the job peice meal since I can't have my entire deck looking like a mess for an extended period of time. Can I sand and prep one area, prime it and then finish it with awlgrip and expect to get good results when I have to do the adjoining sections later?
Probably not.
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Should I take my hand rails off and port windows out?
Yes - and take everything else off the boat too.
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I know it is going to be a big job so I might have to wait...
It is indeed a big job.
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in the mean time would it be a bad idea to touch up the deck with a cheaper one part paint or will I have to sand it all off later when I am ready to do the whole job with something like awlgrip?
You will have to sand it off.

Think serously about hiring someone to do this for you. If you make a mess, your boat is going to go down in value quite a bit.
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