Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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The Sika primer for 295UV is called 209N which you paint on the surface. It is ridiculously expensive ($60 for 500 ml as I remember) and has a very short shelf life after you open the can but it works really well. I used the sealant without the primer and it did not work - had leaks. Redid it with the 209N and it was great. Sika also suggests a particular cleaner; did not use this but did some sanding and cleaning with some strong cleaners I had and it seemed to work fine. BTW, one more thought about the 209N, check the expiry date on the can before you buy - the first couple of places that had the primer had cans that were 2 to 4 years out-of-date.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).