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ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
|Author||Topic: Bottom Paint|
posted 02-17-2002 10:34 PM ET (US)
What's the best way to prep my factory original (waxed) 1989 hull. I typically try and moor it in the ocean during the summer months. Rather than haul it monthly to keep the growth at bay, I am thinking of bottom painting it.
I don't want to scuff up the bottom in preparation too much, but want the paint to adhere...
posted 02-18-2002 12:43 PM ET (US)
Use a good epoxy barrier coat before the bottom paint. In addition to being the perfect base for bottom paint, it will help significantly preventing osmotic blistering.
posted 02-18-2002 01:21 PM ET (US)
Note that Brian is 100% correct use a barrier coat on an '89 hull. However, you will have to remove the wax by etching the bottom or the barrier coat won't adhere properly.
Whaler used to offer it as a factory option on the larger boats --- they etched the bottom, applied primer and then one coat of bottom paint usually Interlux Blue #669 with instructions that the bottom paint prior to launching should be renewed.
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