SailNet Community - View Single Post - Paint thinner for soft ablative bottom paint
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 11-26-2012
Senior Member
Sabreman's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yeocomico River, VA
Posts: 1,643
Thanks: 3
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Re: Paint thinner for soft ablative bottom paint

I'll provide a caution against using common "thinners". Many/most of them are petroleum distillates and will evaporate, sometimes rapidly depending on what is used and the temperature. IMO, they shouldn't be called "thinners"; "solvent" is a better choice of words. Effective thinners or brushing agents, are purpose-made. Penetrol comes to mind, which I used from time to time. With that said, virtually all finishes recommend against any thinning except as a sealer coat. With bottom paint, thinning works against you.

Sabre 38 "Victoria"
Sabreman is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome