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Choose the highest quality paint brand (paint system) you can afford. In many cases cost does make a difference in the final appearance of the paint job. Some "brand" name paints are overpriced but there are many high quality paint systems out there that yield professional results with amateur skills.
Use the internet to find the paint/system you want and follow their instructions to the letter for optimum results. For those of us who have experienced the various processes in intimate detail, we know "how-to" in our minds but if we tried to write it all out here in this forum, we would unintentionally leave out some important detail. (speaking for myself anyway)
Since the instructions are already written by the pro's and manufacturers, it is best to just follow their instructions. Just as in any endeavor, preparation always yields the best result.
Have fun with it and don't be afraid. The worst that can happen is you get to learn to do it again and practice makes perfect. As with sailing, it's a labor of love.
Just Google "two part polyurethane paint" and you'll get all kinds of information.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Last edited by capngregg; 06-20-2008 at 12:57 PM.
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