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post #21 of 23 Old 05-26-2010
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Thanks for the input!

I dont really want to sand the primer layers, as I've just applied them! Sure, I shuold've filled the holes before painting the bottom... I was hoping that maybe the primer will fill the holes, since they arent deep at all. Well it didnt, however it made them a bit shallower...

So my questions:
-Would an epoxy filler fill the somewhat smaller holes? They really are quite shallow now...
-Would the filler stick to the primer?
-Should I worry about these holes at all? They are not from osmosis, and the primer I used is a 2part, epoxy, 100% watertight paint. The holes an underwater, so its not an issue cosmetic-wise, and I dont really worry about the turbulence they may cause

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I don't know if the pin holes must be filled or not. If you dust with black paint, block sand and reprime it will make them look like there gone. Some one with more marine experience could tell you if it will cause any further damage by not filling with epoxy.
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The dice has been rolled...

Just came back from the store, they advice was to use filler on the holes, and apply another coat of primer.

So if I finish the job the bottom will be protected by (from the gelcoat to the surface):

-2 layers of epoxy hardened-watertight primer
-Holes filled with watertight epoxy filler
-Another layer of primer
-1 or 2 layers of antifouling

Hope it'll be good for centuries

If you have any more opinions or advice, please let me know!
Thank you very, very much!
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