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Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
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Re: 2012 Oceanis 45 Epoxy barrier coat
Thanks, very exciting times, hull #26 is to be completed on 16 May, whew!
Hmmm, never saw an option for epoxy barrier coat. The new boats have a vinylester coating which is a type of a epoxy resin as I understand it, maybe that is it. And they expressly state that sanding anything lower than 220 grit paper will void the blister warranty. I was unable to find any epoxy barrier coat that did not require sanding with 80 to 100 grit paper.
My end goal was to get Copper Coat epoxy applied to the boat. Copper Coat first suggested that a pure epoxy barrier coat be applied first. So that plan did not work. Copper Coat then came back and stated they did support sanding the vinylester with 220 to remove the gloss then apply directly to the lightly sanded vinylester. All good now.