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Re: Help with topside paint repair

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- roll and tip with white imron, probably two coats to help 'fill' the scrape
The two part paints I've seen used had no "fill" ability like regular paints - they showed every defect in the substrate.

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Re: Help with topside paint repair

Thanks for the tip on "lack of fill ability" of the two part Imron. Since I'll be feather sanding the scraped paint edges smooth and there's no gouges in the underlying gelcoat/fiberglass...I wonder if I'll get a little bit of "buildup/fill" from the primer.

As the photo shows the old paint is about 1/64 - 1/32 thick...
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How did this turn out?

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That is a really difficult repair that would Not even be possible even in and autobody shop IF the car did not have doors and other seems to break up the job

Even if it was gelcoat the person would have to be REALLY GOOD

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How did this turn out?
Still a work in "progress"....

I've sanded the old grey primer down to the old under lying gel coat and from 50' (without glasses) you can hardly see the scrape. I talked with the local IMRON dealer and he recommended DuPont NASON instead of DuPont IMRON.

Waiting on warmer weather before proceeding and still not certain which paint I'll use...99% sure the previous paint is IMRON and he says the two are compatible but NASON (with activator) is much less expensive plus he says he can hardly get the IMRON that was used several years ago...

I'm still challenged by the fact that I can't perfectly "feather sand" the old paint scrape edges flush so unless I "build up the scrape" with paint/primer/filler/epoxy - I'll be left with an "edge" around the newly painted scrape of about 1/80 inch deep...

...and then of course there's the issue of color matching....

.....that's why the better course seemed to go sail the Outer Banks and wait for spring - maybe even this spring ;-)
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Re: Help with topside paint repair

Sounds like a good plan!

Good luck with the repair.

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