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Re: Bilge paint: any brands to favor or avoid?
Capta is right - prepping a bilge for paint is a lot of work because of all the goo that gets in it. Clean it again & again with degreasers - Spray Nine works well as do Zep products.
Finally, when you think it's clean, wipe it with solvent - acetone or lacquer thinner.
After that, spritz it with water and see if it still beads up - it probably will.
If so, rinse & repeat until it doesn't.
You don't want to sand it before it's squeaky clean or you'll sand the contaminants into the surface.
Not doing this is why you see flaking bilge paint.
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Last edited by SloopJonB; 02-11-2018 at 01:36 PM.