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I was afraid I'd have to grind...
As for the fairing itself I'm fairly confident that I want to go with Interlux Watertite and then coat it with Interprotect but there seems to be a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to prepare the lead.
Some seem to say just slap the fairing compound directly on the lead (which appears to be how my boat was originally done and although it did crack and fail eventually, it lasted 20+ years), others seem to say apply a coat of the barrier coat directly to the lead, fair, and then another barrier coat, and finally there's the recommendation for undercoating with the Interlux 353.
Obviously if Interlux recommends the 353 undercoat I don't want to skip it just to save a few bucks now and have to re-do this nasty project in a couple of years but at the same time I have to wonder how necessary it really is?
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30