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Old 07-18-2008, 09:50 AM
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1. I bought a second sailboat (yeah, I know---another money pit) that was trailered/sailed in fresh water. I'm going to moor in Port Jeff, so the boat which has a beautiful Emron paint job needs to be prepped w/anitfouling paint. Has anyone ever painted over Emron? I was told to buff and use Petit Tie-Coat Primer, then Petit Antifouling paint. Also warned Emron is carcinogenic and to be careful w/the sanding, etc.


2 .Does anyone know of a marine supply store (other than West Marine) that sells Petit products on LI? Live in Plainview, boat in Port Jeff--anywhere near either location? thanks.
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Why not contact the paint manufacturers? They will be glad to help.
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You need to be cafeful if Imron is submerged it will blister, it won't make a differance if it has bottom paint on it.
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blister if its kept moored for a couple of months?its only good for trailered boats? So I'll cover it w/antifouling paint. just trying to figure out if I need to sand and prime the Imron before I repaint....I was told Imron is carcinogenic and i shouldn't sand myself...
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blister if its kept moored for a couple of months?its only good for trailered boats? So I'll cover it w/antifouling paint. just trying to figure out if I need to sand and prime the Imron before I repaint....I was told Imron is carcinogenic and i shouldn't sand myself...
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atomized Imron when it is being sprayed is highly carcinogenic and so is getting it on your skin, in your eyes, etc. when its dry it is safe. I still wouldn't inhale the dust when sanding it though. wear a good respirator. getting the sanding dust on your skin should not harm you. I would apply the primer and bottom paint as per manufacturers direction over the Imron and not worry about it.
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Default Re: Sailboat anitfouling hull paint/painting over Emron

follow directions of the brand of system you will be using- follow directions for "new gelcoat" or never having antifouling on it.

It will be a wipe with whatever solvent using lint free rags, sanding, wipe again- prime, and paint.
If when you sand you start to lift a large section of paint that might not have been sanded too well to begin with you
want to "feather" that area in until it is stable.

You wont have to worry about any blistering as long as you use at least one coat of primer, use 2 if you want to be sure.

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