SailNet Community - View Single Post - DIY Barrier Coat
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 11-22-2009 Thread Starter
mrybas
Member
 
mrybas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
DIY Barrier Coat

I am thinking about doing an epoxy barrier coat on an 1986 Tashiba 40 as a preventative measure before taking her to warm tropical waters. Can anyone point me to informative websites about the process (something like a "how to")? What is the best way to remove years of old bottom paint: soda blast, scraper, sanding, chemicals? Once the bottom paint is removed, is the gelcoat removed to the laminate? Or will a sanding of the gelcoat provide enough adhesion for the epoxy to bond? What type of epoxy is used: will thickened West epoxy work, or are their special epoxy barrier coat products? How is it applied? Will the epoxy self-level or will fairing be required? I'm a fairly handy DIY-er, but is this a job thats better left to a professional?
mrybas is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome