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Re: Topside Paint
I don't really think it matters too much which 2 part you choose to use.. some are more easily repairable than others, but beyond that the result will be mostly the same.
As SNer Tommays, and others, will tell you - it's 90% preparation that does the trick. As Mark notes, old paint may have to come off entirely. Over gelcoat is a different story but you should sand, prime, fair, fair, fair, then maybe paint for best results.
Do you have access to spray equipment or do you plan to roll & tip? We had reasonable results with a compact HVLP spray setup such as used for bathtub refinishing.
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