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Soho posted 09-06-2000 10:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for Soho   Send Email to Soho  
I am in the process of repainting my 68 Montauk {no real idea what specific incarnation the boat actually is - serial # gone...} Any comments on ease of application of a 2 part polyurethane ? I was planning to apply by roller, hoping that I can achieve a pretty good result. Any input appreciated.

Soho

Jaspell posted 09-07-2000 01:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jaspell  Send Email to Jaspell     
Hi Soho,
I just finished painting hull number 854 with Interlux Interthane 1 part. The outcome was terrific! The two part stuff can be tricky. Use a brush or a roller and go slow. Allow at least a week between coats. Use a NIOSH respirator and Tyvek suit. The two part interthane is deadly stuff. The one aprt not so much and the results are similar. Good luck. Jim
bigz posted 09-07-2000 06:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Folks expand the posts to show through this past year lots and lots of discussion on 2 part poly --- gel-coat etc. etc. you'll find a wealth of information and do and don't recommendations --- Tom
andygere posted 09-07-2000 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I used Interlux Brightsides one part polyurethane to paint the hull of a sea kayak I built. I rolled the paint on using a foam roller, and tipped it out using a foam brush. I had to move fast so the bubbles were tipped out before the paint dried. Also, a dust-free environment is key-- I made a tent in my garage with plastic tarps, and wet the floor before each coat. It took 3 coats for good coverage, wet sanded with 600 grit between. I used an Interlux high-build primer underneath to fill all the fine sanding scratches. The result is great, with a gloss that rivals sprayed finishes. That said, the next time I would spray it because the roll and tip process is tricky, and if you get a runner, it's another coat to fix it. See the results at http://home.earthlink.net/~andygere/ches17/chespk.html
Soho posted 09-07-2000 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Thanks for all the input everybody, I think that I have enough information to go on now. I will post some pictures when the "project" is finished.....

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