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I'm not following you, Sailaway. I sanded the bottom pretty well, and I'm down to a coat of hard paint. But there is a thin film of dust on the boat from all the sanding. If I rub my hand across the bottom it comes away the color of the paint. It would seem necessary to at least clean that stuff off of the bottom before trying to paint. I wouldn't think the paint would stick to that. You don't say anything about cleaning the bottom with any sort of liquid, which suggests painting over the remaining dust. Am I getting that right? And I thought a primer would be necessary if nothing is known about the hard paint to make sure that the ablative would stick to it.
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Don't use acetone. It flashes to quick and leaves sanding residue on the hull. Make sure you have a good 80 grit sand on the hull, and use either the paint company's suggested thinner, or a solvent such as Xylene. It is generic, and can be purchased anywhere. Use clean rags, and wipe in the same direction. Wipe down the hull twice. After it has dried, you are ready to apply whatever product you are going to use.

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I checked this morning for answers, and there weren't any new ones. The weather is 55 degrees here today - a day not to be missed in this area in February. So I went ahead - and cleaned it with MEK. It seems to have worked well; the hull feels dry and is dust free. It's epoxy repairs tomorrow, another cleaning job, and then paint time.
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