Etching mast - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 07-07-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
mrb2222 is on a distinguished road
Etching mast

I am going to paint my mast. It is painted now but I am going to remove the paint first. It is in bad shape. Do I need to etch the mast or can I prime it right away? Thanks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-07-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
BertV is on a distinguished road
Etching mast

Take a good look at the Interlux aluminum paint system. I used it about 12 years ago on a Islander 30 mast. It still looks good. I purchased another Islander 30 last fall and have done the same paint job again because I know it will last. It is difficult to apply with three different layers; an etching primer and then two or three layers of primer and then the finish coat. The information booklets that Interlux puts out are very informative. The paints are quite expensive but will last a lot longer than your average hardware aluminum paints. Most of the work is in the prep (as always!). Once the mast is down you might as well do it right.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-10-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
namaste04 is on a distinguished road
Etching mast

Also look at Awlgrip''s system. We''re using this for our mast/boom repaint. Since the existing paint is sound in most places (except where abraded in a few spots and where it''s bubbled due to corrosion underneath from improperly bedded hardware) we aren''t going to strip the entire thing.

We''ve stripped all the hardware off, save one or two pieces, and will sand out the bad areas, etch and prime, then paint with awlgrip. From all my reading, it is VERY important to get the timing and materials right if you want the job to last. There are several good articles around by Don Casey, Practical Sailor (I think) etc. Do a web search and you should find them.

We will be doing this job next month. Right now we''re painting the deck: www.sailnamaste.com

Stacey
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-11-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
mrb2222 is on a distinguished road
Etching mast

Thanks for the help. Looks like I am going to use Interlux''s Viny-lux etching primer under their Yacht primer and Brightside for the top coats.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck stepped Mast-Always Bad ? Mrs Mutiny Boat Review and Purchase Forum 24 10-05-2009 07:55 PM
which 38ft boat? bluewaterdreamer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 10-03-2007 12:54 PM
30ft Catalina BigRuss Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 09-09-2006 05:33 PM
what mast? jrwright Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 03-14-2004 08:19 PM
Is one better than the other? gandydancer Gear & Maintenance 7 07-11-2002 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.