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Re: First Bottom Job
why? your ignoring COSMETIC blisters
people go way to deep into this and you have to be smart about it
people barrier coating and spending 10k on a bottom job on a 30 year old 30 footer?
unless you plan on keeping that boat forever it makes no sense...cosmetic blisters are just that
just make sure you know what your dealing with
btw paint simple bottom paint over blisters is NOT worse than an epoxy barrier coat over water saturated gelcoat or glass...and the reason should be obvious to most here
notice i said CRAPPY barrier coat which happens a lot in many yards and owners that arent knowledgeable enough to know when it wont work for them
also a crappy barrier coat WONT stop blisters from appearing since you havent solved the water saturation problem like others have mentioned
I have seen it with my own eyes how new blisters appear almost like an epidemia, fast as hell in barely a year when improperly surfaces are simpy coated...when you think about it having 30, 40 year old hulls develop blisters over all that times span and you see how quickly new blisters appear from improper prep and coatings you tend to see that for cosmetic blisters there is really no benefit in going all out...
but everybody has their way of dealing with things
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Last edited by christian.hess; 04-26-2014 at 09:34 PM.