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Wow Squidd, I wouldn't even get out of bed at -12....let alone paint. We are having a warm winter, it hit mid 70's this weekend. I do believe I could have painted, but, alas, I continued to work on the brightwork at home. I now think that everything else should be done before I begin painting. The paint is the easy part. Come to think of it, I still need to replace all my window seals. I mainly just wanted to get the primer coats down to make it seem like I was making progress. I have been working on this boat for over a year total and it does not really look any better than when I bought it. My question was in regards to proper paint application at different temps. I didn't want to lay down a coat of primer only to have it not attach properly due to the surface temp of the fiberglass being to low. Ambient temp is easy to control. Surface temp is not. And, as others have pointed out, condensation becomes an issue as the temps drop. So....better to play it safe and wait. The way things are looking, come March, everything will be prepped and ready. Then over a week the boat will magically transform with each new coat of paint and varnish. Leaving me with a fully restored interior...I hope :/
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