Boating How-To’s - Bottom paint
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My 17 Whaler is now back in the water and needs to be bottom painted again. The old paint is 4 years old and doesnt anti-foul well.
Can I just put a light sand on the paint that is already on there and then just roll a new layer on?
05-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Is your existing bottom paint ablative or non ablative
To be perfectly honest I cant remember what the bottom paint was, ablative or non ablative...?
Whats the difference between the two? The boat will be staying in the water year round going forward.
05-22-2012, 05:30 AM
Yes. You can put ablative over any paint. You probably have non-ablative on now if you are getting any growth. I would light sand and put on at least 2 coats.