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Yet another bottom painting question- (Timing)

Ok, due to work constraints, I am unsure if I can splash 2 weeks from now or 5 weeks from now. I have been told to paint the bottom (Micron Extra w/ Biolux) as late as possible for launch. I am guessing this has something to do with UV damage? Is it a good idea to wait as late as possible to paint before launching?
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For the straight dope from real experts, ask your question on the Interlux forum:

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Re: Yet another bottom painting question- (Timing)

micron extra can stay out for seasonal hauls (6 months) without issue as they consider it a true mutli-season paint

If anything you would see the rain cause some streaking on the original somewhat shiny finish which will change to a flat finish as soon as the boat is splashed

The biggest thing to watch is it has a LONG DRY TIME between coats and more so if it gets cold in the 24 hours dry time

You also need to be very cautious were the jackstand pads contact the hull as rain can get trapped and degrade the paint in those areas

I use carpet and waxpaper while I am waiting because it can happen no matter how fast you launch if it rains a lot

I have used extra for 5 years on two boats and started when the rep gave me a gallon because of some detective perfection









This is fresh 5 quarts on a Cal 29



This is after season one with a light hand cleaning every three weeks and a heavy powerwash at season end



This is after season two with a light hand cleaning every three weeks and a heavy powerwash at season end

The powerwash both seasons took off more paint than anything i tend to cost light as i like it to end up with very little paint build up for the next two year job




Because the paint drys so slow i move my stands into this position and paint the stands normal locations first this will give those areas 48 hours before i move them and finish the rest of the hull this weekend
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