Boating How-To’s - Bottom Paint
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01-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Just had my Seacraft 23 stripped of all bottom paint. Looking for advise on the best primer and bottom paint.
01-11-2012, 06:06 AM
For bottom paint, the Blue Water® is really good stuff and at a good price. Just ordered 2 gal yesterday from BoatZincs.com
Depending on the age and condition of the gelcoat, you may want to consider, sealing the bottom with INTERLUX InterProtect® 2000E Barrier Coat System especially if the boat stays in the water. This stuff makes a good primer coat for the bottom paint to stick to if you put the first coat of bottom paint on while the barrier coat is still ticky. This create a chemical bond between the barrier coat and the bottom paint.
01-11-2012, 01:03 PM
Four coats of Interprotect bariier coat for a base followed by two coats of Ultra hard bottom paint. That hard paint will be fine in or out of the water and not get scuffed off using a trailer or lift. If you want lighter colors, Petit Vivid is about the only choice and it does fine but is an ablative and will scuff easier.Whatever brand you choose (and to be honest I haven't seen much difference between them), use the more top of the line paints, not the cheapest ones. The small difference in price isn't worth the extra headache of having a much shorter lifespan.