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Old 02-25-2006
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Vinyl bottom paint experts needed

Got a new to me boat last spring and it was already in the water, so bottom paint was on. Surveyor says it is vinyl - I have no experience with this type of paint. Can it be burnished and used for the coming season on the Great Lakes, which do not get any warmer than 70 F, and that for only a month.

Eventually, I will be stripping the bottom to gel coat, but not this coming year.

My old Irwin 32 had VC17 which does not build up over each seasons use, which means a quick bottom wash with thinner and a new thin coat and your set.

With vinyl, do most owners take it down to bare every year? If no, how much does one let this paint build up before it is time to strip it down?

I see Interlux is the only vinyl West offers. Any other suggestions for me?
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