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Bottom paint and temperature
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posted 09-27-2008 05:05 PM ET (US)
I was going to paint my bottom for the first time because I am going to keep it in a slip next season.....was planning to get it painted when I bring it yearly maintanance at end of Feb. It will be quite cold then....will that effect the application of the paint?
posted 09-27-2008 09:47 PM ET (US)
Where are you? What country or state?
posted 09-28-2008 11:00 AM ET (US)
The instructions are on the can. Any deviation from them is just a gamble on your part. To some extent, some paints and mfgs have differing temp ranges, ie, Baltic by interlux generally applies in colder temps.
Remember that at times in the morning the hull is not the same temp as the air, and that needs to be considered.
posted 09-30-2008 12:42 AM ET (US)
I keep my rigs in lake michigan for the summer. Never used bottom paint and never had a problem.
Maybe I am lucky. Maybe it is a combination of water temp, wax barrier, etc.
posted 09-30-2008 04:49 PM ET (US)
I'm on the east cost....NJ. The boat will be in saltwater so it definitly needs paint
posted 09-30-2008 04:57 PM ET (US)
I have the same problem, but in the Pacific Ocean. I am considering the "bottomliner" as an alternative to paint. The reports have been good. If you have any negatives, please share them.
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