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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

OK so I tried a second coat of clear epoxy today...

Clear over clear is still clear... I could not "see" what I was covering/missing so I stopped after a few sq/ft..

Spent the rest of the afternoon "scuff sanding" the dry clear coat hoping the sanding scratchs will guide me as I apply second layer...not totally convinced...

What i would like is to "tint" the next layer so I can "see" where/what I'm covering...

What can I add as a "tint".. I read on google a small amount of artist oil paint woiuld work, mixed with epoxy resin...I have some...any other suggestions...?
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OK so I tried a second coat of clear epoxy today...

Clear over clear is still clear... I could not "see" what I was covering/missing so I stopped after a few sq/ft..

Spent the rest of the afternoon "scuff sanding" the dry clear coat hoping the sanding scratchs will guide me as I apply second layer...not totally convinced...

What i would like is to "tint" the next layer so I can "see" where/what I'm covering...

What can I add as a "tint".. I read on google a small amount of artist oil paint woiuld work, mixed with epoxy resin...I have some...any other suggestions...?
Got to a fiberglass supplier and buy some tint - it only costs a few bucks.
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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

WEST SYSTEM - Projects - Adding pigments to epoxy

Dry Anilines and Tempura powder also had high adhesion ratings both of which are available to me .... Better adhesion than the rit dye or the enamel paint suggestions I've read...
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Don't use anything oil based--it will retard the drying process.

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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

I don't know why I didn't think of it eariler...Carbon Black...about as inert and you can get...



Couple drops toned a batch black...just enough to see the new coating...



Two coats epoxy abour 12 to 16 mil barrier on top of fill and fair...starting to look presentable from what I started with...





Three days of "cureing" while I go off and watch the daughter graduate Nurseing School.. and then back to put two coats of hard Biocide paint on...calling it good for now...( I want to go sailing...)
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Finally got first coat on...



One more coat and then a new waterline stripe...
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Lookin' good Squid!

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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

Looking great! And adding the Crestor(tm) to the mix will keep the cholesterol from sticking to the bottom too!

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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

Pharmaceuticals, painters supplies, epoxy and a boat- You gotta love this guy's workspace.
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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...

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Squidd,

Ditto what jfdub said.

If you want to be in the water this season, forget you saw what you saw, mix up some slightly thickened epoxy, slather it on the exposed mat, roll it out, mix up some fairing compound, slather it on, sand and shape it, cover it with some barrier coat, bottom paint and go. In the fall, soda blast it and spend the winter cleaning it up.
Agreed only thing I might add is to put some mat and roving layers or at least chopped strand in any big holes

You might want to check into a gelcoat plane? like a electric hand jointer for shaving off gelcoat not sure who makes them but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable might have the intel

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