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Old 07-14-2016, 09:39 AM   #81
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I did indeed feel your pain. You will all of a sudden realize "it is done". Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:43 AM   #82
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So update on my progress.
It's sllooowwwww.
I'm going to be at this for a while!
What I've found that works the best for removing the old paint is a razor blade.
I'm literally scraping off paint in sheets. Comes off sooo easy in places where there was no sanding done to prep for the paint. The gelcoat under in these places is smooth and shiny. Mostly in areas that were somewhat protected like in the cockpit.
Places where they had made repairs and whatnot, the razor blade doesn't work so great.
Corners are a pain in the butt.

Still having fun though. I work on it when time allows.

Also, I don't think the PO even washed the boat before he slapped the paint on. It's filthy under the paint.

Be sure to wash all the areas you are going to paint with Dawn or degreaser before you sand, and after for that matter, before you start priming.

Also wipe the surface done before priming with a primer compatible solvent as well. Follow that with a solvent wipe down before applying the paint as well.

Use only clean lint free rags. And change rags often.

I prefer microfiber cloths personally.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:50 AM   #83
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Be sure to wash all the areas you are going to paint with Dawn or degreaser before you sand, and after for that matter, before you start priming.

Also wipe the surface done before priming with a primer compatible solvent as well. Follow that with a solvent wipe down before applying the paint as well.

Use only clean lint free rags. And change rags often.

I prefer microfiber cloths personally.
Do you think Simple Green works well? I have a gallon of that stuff sitting around.
I sure I'm going to be washing and re-washing and then washing some more.
I have a giant pack of microfiber cloths as well. Glad you mentioned that because I'd forgotten we had them.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:15 AM   #84
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Mr. 11 is spot on. Wash with detergent AND then wipe with solvent. Soap or detergent WILL leave a residue that might interfere with primer adhesion no matter how well you think you've rinsed.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:24 AM   #85
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Mr. 11 is spot on. Wash with detergent AND then wipe with solvent. Soap or detergent WILL leave a residue that might interfere with primer adhesion no matter how well you think you've rinsed.

Got it!

Scrape paint
Degrease/clean
Sand
Degrease/clean again
Wipe down with solvent

Is there any way to actually tell if the surface is clean enough or free of any yep of residue or oils/grease ?
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Ms. S. Sure is. Everyone should have one or two of THESE on board...

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Old 07-14-2016, 11:33 AM   #87
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We use Interlux or Total Boat paint . We always use the Interlux 202 solvent wash right before priming or painting .
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:58 AM   #88
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Ms. S. Gotcha! What don't have a mass spectrometer handy? All you can do, really, is wash then solvent (as described by Mr. 11) while trying to "treat" all areas you will be painting. Chances are you'll be just fine. Prep is 90%-95% of a good paint job. Almost anyone can paint...

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Old 07-14-2016, 04:17 PM   #90
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We use Interlux or Total Boat paint . We always use the Interlux 202 solvent wash right before priming or painting .
We do too.
This post is to thank you for the tip on washing the to be painted surface. You want something that will disolve most things. You want something that will dry fairly quickly and won't harm the material painted or the paint already there. A very important part of the painting operation.
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Do you think Simple Green works well? I have a gallon of that stuff sitting around.
I sure I'm going to be washing and re-washing and then washing some more.
I have a giant pack of microfiber cloths as well. Glad you mentioned that because I'd forgotten we had them.
Yes Simple Green will work just use it diluted.
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Leave the lids on the paint when transporting.
Omg....I would die!!
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