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Old 04-05-2019, 02:50 PM
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Hey all! I have a micro skiff and with a glass hull and wood deck! I am planning on painting it this week to a seafoam green and redoing the trim black! I need recommendations on painting and was wondering if I need to sand or prime the boat before I paint it! Any information would be great! Thanks in advance y'all
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Yes , a good primer is key to a good finish. A two part epoxy primer will give you a good foundation on both the wood and glass surfaces. Two coats of primer followed by a good sanding (220 grit wet) will produce a smooth surface. Go with a gray color primer if using green top coat. Reason the color contrast: you will be able to see the color difference between the primer and top coat when painting the top coat. Prep - Prep - Prep is the key to boat painting. take your time!!

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A good paint job is 80% prep and 20% painting.
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Sand it from 150,220, then roll on quantum paint. If there’s dings cracks grab some tiaras fair and patch then paint. If it’s just porous gelcoat you don’t HAVE to prime
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Yes, you must use primer and let it dry. It might take 1-2 hours to completely dry. Then use fine-grit sandpaper before painting task to make primer surface even. Then you can apply paint. This will give an amazing look and finishing to your boat.
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Originally Posted by mrboatmechanic View Post
Yes, you must use primer and let it dry. It might take 1-2 hours to completely dry. Then use fine-grit sandpaper before painting task to make primer surface even. Then you can apply paint. This will give an amazing look and finishing to your boat.
why are you replying to old/stale threads left and right??

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