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Paint prep
By:Wynne Eden
Date: 6/1/1998, 9:50 am

I'm done with all but the finish on my modified Cape Charles, and had planned on putting 2-3 coats of Interlux Brightsides on the whole boat. I've used their paints before, on similar projects, and been very satisfied with the results. I've even used an el cheapo polyurethane paint from Walmart over epoxy on a pirogue, and have done the same on the inside of this boat, with no funky peeling or adhesion problems. I've never used a primer over the epoxy in the past, but this morning was reading the brochure Interlux publishes to answer the question on Epiglass, and noticed that they reccomend using an Epoxy Sealer over Epiglass before painting with Brightsides or any topside paint. This is my first boat using West's epoxy product (slow hardener #406).

First question: Do I need to worry now, just because I know there may be problems? Ignorance is bliss, after all...

Second: What's the board's experience with total cure time (i.e. formation of blush)if using West's epoxy with the 406 slow hardener? This boat gets heated above 90 degrees every day, since I'm in South GA and we're in the middle of a heat wave. The inside of the hull seemed to be cured in 5 days, with 2 medium coats of wet sanded epoxy, rinsed with vinegar as a solvent, holding paint very well.

Wynne Eden Americus, GA USA

Messages In This Thread

Paint prep
Wynne Eden -- 6/1/1998, 9:50 am
Re: Paint prep
Mark Bodnar -- 6/1/1998, 6:39 pm
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Mark Kanzler -- 6/1/1998, 6:57 pm