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05-04-2011 02:57 PM
T34C When you paint the stripe, paint the white on first. You can always cover white with blue, but not the other way round.
05-04-2011 02:19 PM
zz4gta Tape? If you're looking to remove sloppy paint, then sand it off the 'overspray', CLEAN the surface, and repaint.
05-04-2011 01:55 PM
needabiggerboat Well, goofed that up - should have done the bottom paint first! Live and learn. Any suggestion on how to get a clean edge on the bottom of the bootstripe now? Have yet to paint the bottom.
05-04-2011 11:29 AM
Sailormon6
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To address Tommays concern about paint bleeding under masking tape; we have found that vinyl electricians tape (the stuff that comes in a black roll) is far superior to the blue paper masking tape sold for that purpose.

Dick
Or, you can get mylar masking tape from a specialty store that sells paint and supplies to auto body shops. It provides a sharp, clean edge, leaves no residue, and can be stretched enough to follow a curved line.
05-04-2011 09:53 AM
JimsCAL
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Thanks! Sanded last night and if the weather holds am going to paint this evening. Going to use the Pettit you recommended. Do you know if one quart will cover what I compute to be about 30 sq. ft.?
A quart should be more than enough for doing the bootstripe. You are going to like the Pettit Easypoxy. Easy to apply, very durable, and high gloss. Worth the few $ more than normal enamel.
05-03-2011 11:02 PM
Flybyknight To address Tommays concern about paint bleeding under masking tape; we have found that vinyl electricians tape (the stuff that comes in a black roll) is far superior to the blue paper masking tape sold for that purpose.

Dick
05-03-2011 09:54 AM
needabiggerboat
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Don't think the order is particularly important, but don't see how you can do both the blue and white simultaneously. You'll need to let one dry before you and tape the second. As for the paint, a decent oil-based enamel is OK. Better is a single part polyurethane like Pettit Easypoxy, and best would be a two part polyurethane like Awlgrip. I would go with the single part polyurethane.

I am assuming the current bootstripe is painted and needs renewal. On many boats (like mine) the bootstrip is colored gelcoat and just needs polishing and waxing each spring.
Thanks! Sanded last night and if the weather holds am going to paint this evening. Going to use the Pettit you recommended. Do you know if one quart will cover what I compute to be about 30 sq. ft.?
05-02-2011 06:52 PM
JimsCAL Don't think the order is particularly important, but don't see how you can do both the blue and white simultaneously. You'll need to let one dry before you and tape the second. As for the paint, a decent oil-based enamel is OK. Better is a single part polyurethane like Pettit Easypoxy, and best would be a two part polyurethane like Awlgrip. I would go with the single part polyurethane.

I am assuming the current bootstripe is painted and needs renewal. On many boats (like mine) the bootstrip is colored gelcoat and just needs polishing and waxing each spring.
05-02-2011 02:16 PM
needabiggerboat
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What kind of paint as two part while better will make it more complex

Big issue is the paint bleeding under the tape as well as taking it off at just the right time as it cant be to soon or to late
I was going to take the advice of the guys at the paint store, they haven't steered me wrong before. So, short answer, I don't know.
05-02-2011 02:13 PM
tommays What kind of paint as two part while better will make it more complex

Big issue is the paint bleeding under the tape as well as taking it off at just the right time as it cant be to soon or to late
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