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Date Posted: - Saturday - 06/14/08 - 4:41am
Author: craig Parker S/V Ashlinka
Subject: Trying a new bottom paint
In reply to: Randall, M31, Murre 's message, "Bottom Paint Quantity" on - Tuesday - 06/10/08 - 12:49pm

I know that bottom-paint is often a subject beat to death but I just placed my order for three gallons of Super Ship Bottom paint....I am certainly not trying to plug businesses here but I add specifics for clarity. I have been pulling my hair out on which type and brand of bottom paint to use and have exhaustively searched forums and the internet. I have only used Interlux (with good results) in the past but this time was willing to try something new. I will be happy to pass on my results as I learn them.

-CP

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[> Pettit, Trinidad, SV -- Randall, - Saturday - 06/14/08 - 9:53pm

Trinidad seems to be the favorite in the yard.

One gallon only got me 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 coats though. I used a thinner nap roller than I'm use to and spread the paint as thin as I could. Just couldn't get it all twice.

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On another note, here's a tactic I'm now really proud of.

In 2003 I applied 5 coats of GRAY barrier coat. Over that I layered one coat of RED bottom paint, and then I applied two coats of BLACK bottom paint over that.

Now, when removing layers (and the orbital sander burns through bottom paint quickly), I know to move on when I start seeing RED.

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