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Whaler15 posted 08-22-2001 11:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whaler15   Send Email to Whaler15  
Recent posts have stated that the Sterling 2 part painting system is a good choice for repainting the outer hull if you plan to paint it yourself using rollers.

Questions: What prep work is required? Should the same paint be used on the bottom of the boat?
Is primer needed?

Thanks

tobes posted 08-23-2001 07:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for tobes  Send Email to tobes     
I'm the same boat (so to speak) as you. I've done alot of research and talked to guys from a local boatyard on 2-part paints. What I came away with is this. Sterling gives very good results and is easier to deal with than Interlux plus.
As with any paint system you should follow mfg. steps. See the Sterling web site,tons of info I don't have the address, but found it with Hot Bot search.
Prep work is the key to a good finish. The basic steps are.
1. Test primer on finish. Look for lifting and blisters. If it does you have to remove all of it.
2.Sand 80-120 gritt and wash hull prep solution.
3. prime with high build primer, if you need it or go to reg. primer at least two coats with sanding after each coat 150 gritt.
4.Wash then you are ready to finish with two coats with sanding 150-180 gritt. Apply with roller and tip off with brush.
As far as below the waterline I don't suggest it can cause blisters. Check with Sterling.
Got to go, good luck....tobes
tobes posted 08-23-2001 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for tobes  Send Email to tobes     
P.S. I just found the address it's
http://www.detcomarine.com

Good luck, let us know how it comes out.

P.P.S. For the Spelling/punctuation/grammer police out there, I'll work on my use of double space.

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