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Purchased an HR 28 1968 vintage. Getting ready for painting the interior. I've removed all of the panelling and the carpeting (glued to the hull).

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I'm sanding everywhere I can reach with 40grit. A lot of paint is flaking but a lot of it is Ok. The filleted areas I'll get with a wire wheel and drill arrangement. Then I'll clean everything with TSP. Then a hand sand with 80 grit. TSP again. I might do a another sanding with 120 in the more visible areas. Then TPS final. Ventilate with 2 blowers. I have breathing gear. Prime with 2 part epoxy. Wait 24 hrs then finish with Arylic.
Q: How much of the old paint do I need to remove?
And: There are a lot of blisters in the cabin ceiling. There is a fairing compound that appears to be a lot like body filler in the ceiling. It is almost a 1/8 inch thick in some areas. Less in the cabin sides. About 4 of the 150 blisters/bubbles seem to be wet but not moist to the touch. The rest are all dry. They range is size from 1/4 inch round to 1 inch round. About 5 larger ones. I've popped them/ opened them up with a screw driver and a good hit with the hand. I've faired the edges and ground them out and am ready to fill them.
Q: What is the best material for filling them?
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Blisters in the cabin ceiling!! Blisters in fiberglass mean water, and that can only come from the top. If your deck is cored you may have a much more serious problem than deciding how to paint the interior.
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The blisters (if that's what they are) are in the fairing compound. Only about 3 or 4 seem to go into the fiberglass. The deck is solid fiberglass on these ole' HR28's. At least they are in mine. Some of the later models, I understand, were cored with marine plywood.

Except for the ceiling in the main part of the cabin, the head and the locker they are in no other locations. Apologies for the confusion.

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It's a good precaution to do a little test painting in small areas to make sure the product you are using is compatible with what's there originally. Wait a couple of days to make sure the new paint won't start eating the old. It's rare that this would happen, but it can, I've seen it, and it's a heckuva lot easier to clean up a small spot or two than to scrape off all the paint and start over.

Good luck. How 'bout some before and after pictures of your project?
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Hi:

The blisters (if that's what they are) are in the fairing compound. Only about 3 or 4 seem to go into the fiberglass. The deck is solid fiberglass on these ole' HR28's. At least they are in mine. Some of the later models, I understand, were cored with marine plywood.

Except for the ceiling in the main part of the cabin, the head and the locker they are in no other locations. Apologies for the confusion.

Thanks

Chris2sails
OK. Maybe blisters is the wrong word. Sounds more like filler thats failing.

As to how to fill them, I suggest epoxy with a light fairing filler. Much better than Bondo but more expensive. The West System website has lots of good info to help you.
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I had a nasty headliner on my ceiling before. I took that out, cleaned the mold covered bare fiberglass with bleach and wire brush, rinsed, and painted with exterior alkyd enamel paint (product of Sherwin-Williams is awesome). It covered easily and seems to be staying on strong (has been two weeks, no peeling or chipping). I didn't do any fairing compound or epoxy coat though so I have the texture of the glass cloth visible. Not very pretty.

I am thinking of covering the ceiling with panels of some thin foam insulation + painted door skin as it will help save some energy $$$ in the winter.
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