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Author: Dave Ellis (davesailel...@aol.com) contact the author
Subject: painting fiberglas
Info: (8799 views) Posted: Tuesday 9-20-11 11:24:39 AM

:: My boat 3933 need a paint job.

:: I have read that some folks use RUST OLEUM

:: I am not a competitor and the boat is dry sailed.

:: I plan on a through washing with TSP, filling any holes
:: with Bondo, thoroughly sanding with 325 sandpaper.

:: Is primer needed?

:: Any suggestions on paint, preparation and application
:: would be appreciated.

The idiot that uses Rust Oleum on his fiberglass boats when they need refinishing is me. I've won four Windmill National Championships with boats painted thusly. No special prep needed. Sands out to a REALLY high polish with the usual work and takes whatever polish (not wax) you choose. I like it because it is relatively cheap, readily available and can be touched up when dinged. Dave Ellis

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