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Old 04-10-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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I have a nice bottom

Two years ago, I stripped my bottom, put on 3 coats of barrier coat and 2 coats of Pettit Hydrocoat. I just hauled out and the bottom is still really nice. The boatyard guy said he'd just put her back for another year. But I was hoping to not haul for another 2 years. I'm thinking of just putting one more coat on? Do I have to sand first? I know the answer is not the answer I want to hear....
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Hydrocoat is an ablative paint. Usually just pressure wash it clean and then add another coat of paint. That is one advantage to an ablative vs traditional hard paint.
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I never sand ablatives when adding another coat.

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I am always amused when a boatyard worker can tell how much life is left in anti fouling paint simply by looking at it.
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