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Old 04-28-2012
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Re: How much bottom paint?

I always try to put on just one thin coat/year. Bottom paint will build up to a cracked mess if it's too thick, requiring a big PITA job after a short time to remove it all. Manufacturer's recommend 2 coats for an obvious reason, kinda like lather/rinse/ REPEAT with shampoo. There's really no point in having any kind of heavy build-up. My boat takes one gallon. Remember to save a bit in the bottom of the can to quickly fill stand pad and keel block areas once in the slings!
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