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OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

But I'm from the Midwest and not so sure what I'm looking at...(all we paint out here is houses barns and tractors...)

Is this supposed to be so "lumpy"...



Doesn't look like any "paint" I've ever seen before... It looks "thick"... like an 1/8" thick and like it was put on with a spatula and back brushed with a whisk broom...that's just the "Red" layer...



And it's "Soft" almost chalky or powdery...some of it flakes off (in the blistery ares and the "layered" areas.. and then the rest is stuck on tight...

Below that is a light blue/gray also "Thick" powdery layer...





I think it had popped blisters as well and then the red went over that...

Below the Gray is a greenish chopped fiberglass layer that is hard...

The whole thing down to Glass is almost 1 1/4" thick...



But you can see some of the red also goes all the way down to the glass matt..

So what do I got here and what do I do with it...??

I'm thinking continue sanding all the blisters/bubbles down to the green glass matt and then fair and fill with some sort of epoxy/poly "filler"...?

Then fair the bulk of the bottom to smooth out the "lumps...

Prime (type) ??

Bottom paint...

What I'm looking for is advice on getting it to the "primed" stage...There's enough arguments/threads on bottom paint choices already...

Thanks in advance...

"Might as well take 'er out...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."
"Captin Ron"

Last edited by Squidd; 04-17-2012 at 08:35 PM.
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