Originally Posted by harraik
....Faster: You wiped it down with vinegar...like regular have-it-in-my-kitchen vinegar?
Yes it was.. this was recommended to us by a locally well regarded boat painter. Aside from two small (1" square) areas around the gooseneck that bubbled a bit, the mast turned out pretty good. Those patches were probably areas missed in the prep or wash.
Another advantage is avoiding the nasty fumes of the various washes.. but you need the masks and filters for the paint anyway.