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Topside Paint

I'm thinking about re-painting the topsides of my CD-22 with a 2 part polyurethane; Interlux Perfection or Pettit EZ Poxy 2.

Any pros or cons for either one?

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Re: Topside Paint

What were they painted with before? My understanding is you can't put 2 part on top of 1 part, or vice versa, at least not without a great deal of complex prep.

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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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Re: Topside Paint

What are you starting out with as paint is a LAST RESORT when the gel-coat is beyond redemption



I had 1981 gel-coat still pretty close to perfect

my 1970 Cal 29 was a beyond that











Awlgrip and Perfection are COMPLETELY UNFORGIVING of any failure to follow ALL the directions completely


The big ONE is how much any moisture overnight destroys the gloss

In the fall of back when i was primed and i ran out of weather and had to WAIT UNTIL MAY to have the right humidity overnight

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Re: Topside Paint

Tommays,
Is that sprayed or brushed? Just wondering. How simliar do you think it is to auto painting? In my previous life i went to school for automotive refinishing and worked several years in the industry. Someday i'd like to repaint my boat (hull). Spraying with Imron sounds good. Used it many, many moons ago. Somedays i wonder why some of the newer basecoat/clearcoat systems haven't spilled over to the boat world. The UV resistance is HUGE. Look how long a paint job lasts on a car nowadays verses 15 yrs ago. Amazing.

Sorry for hi jacking the thread a little.

I could see how you would want something very durable on deck. Hmm.. paint over paint. bad. You are right about prep. The more prep the better the paint job.
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Re: Topside Paint

Roll & Tip

The spray deal does not scale up well





I *build and paint a nice bicycle*

But your mixing *at 2:1:1 *for 4 oz of paint to spray a frame and your working with a SATA mini-jet

When your spraying *a boat 4 oz becomes gallons that have to be done NON-STOP and it gets really complex*

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