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There were 3 big gashes in the Starboard side that needed some love

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and a bunch of little ones like this.

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I filled these all with marine tex


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So.. The port side didnt need any marine tex, so I got that all sanded and ready for paint this past weekend. I hit it with 80 with the speedfile, and then 80, 120 and 180 on the random orbital. I did all this after I filled the holes and cracks on the starboard side. I went down after work yesterday and sanded the marine tex. Most were perfect but 2 needed a lil more love, so I mixed a little more and took care of them. The plan is to do a final marine tex sand tomorrow night. If the weather cooperates, I will try to be ready for primer by the weekend with a plan to paint on the next day that works.


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It looks as if you had a very old and very failed acrylic coating such as PoliGlow, VertGlass etc. on the topsides?

What have you chosen for paint?

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Excuse my ignorance, but would it be possible to put gelcoat over the patches you put on, and thus avoid painting? I know color matching will be a bit of an issue. But otherwise, could it be done?

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You should sand the primer layer with a 400 grit orbital.
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OK.. Been busy with the project.. but here we go again =)

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This is one of the spots after marine tex and sanding
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Here is a shot of the stern with more stuff removed

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This stuff is gonna make a huge difference I think. It's called guide coat and it is a fine black powder that you put on between sanding. It shows you low spots and spots that need more attention

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