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 Post subject: Trouble painting
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:42 am 
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Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:16 am
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I'm using Petit EZPoxy to paint the hulls of my 16 but even after the 2nd coat, (sanding between coats), I've noticed a lot of "pilling" / beading of the paint. It looks like little bits of balled up paint are getting on the boat and I'm not sure what's causing that. I take time to mix the paint well - I clean the hulls before painting - as far as I know thinning the paint is only necessary in certain climates where the paint is drying too quickly to maintain a wet edge while painting. I"m not having that problem here in Oregon.

Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:52 am 
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Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:22 am
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Location: Okinawa, Japan
Are you using a spray gun? I did and it turned out OK. First I sanded the hulls to a very smooth mat finish. Second, I cleaned them up with acetone (or nail polish remover) using a clean absorbent cloth. Third, I used a polyester marine paint that I had to mix with thinner and hardener. I then sprayed one thinly applied base coat and let it dry. Then without sanding I sprayed on a second coat kind of thick and let it dry. Nothing professional but it has a smooth glossy finish and looks a whole lot better than before. If you are not spraying paint on, check out the last post on this topic link.

If you want some before and after pics just send me an email.

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