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Bottom Paint Removal & Application Part 2 of 3

So in this blog, we’ll talk about surface prep of the bottom and the barrier coat. It is imperative that the surface is completely clear or all residue, oil, or old paint as the new paint will not adhere correctly or even at all. Nothing is worse than having to haul your boat out mid-season [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , |

Bottom Paint Removal & Application Part 1 of 3

Just so we’re clear; I’m not a professional. I’m not even a professional “Do It Yourselfer”. I’ve got enough experience to give you some hints and tips in case you’ve been considering this, and have enough stubbornness to do it. This guide is by no means all encompassing, and it can be improved upon, I’m [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , , , , |

BOATINGLAB TESTS: TOPSIDES PAINTS

Perfection by Interlux versus EZ Poxy2 by Pettit. Eventually, a boat’s gelcoat can’t be saved by a buffer with No. 2 polishing compound. Crazing cracks spread too far, and the base coat bleeds through the color coat. It’s time to paint. Remember, you’ve got that crazy do-it-yourself gene too. Two topsides paints are marketed to [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:14+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |