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Re: Painting Sequence
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Top first because it may run down. Also, many boat use a white topside paint and a dark bottom paint. It's much easier for dark to cover light than vice versa. Another reason is that with the topside you want to be careful with the finish and not worry so much about the waterline, so just overrun that with the topside paint. When you can shave in the reflection, carefully apply painters tape to establish the waterline and boot stripe and paint away. Use good quality painters tape. $15/roll is money well spent. One thing to keep in mind as you're selecting paint is some are incompatible. If it has been painted and you don't know what's on it already, use a single part like EasyPoxy. If you know that it's a 2-part epoxy already (or bare fiberglass) use 2-part poly like Interlux Perfection.