Re: Fairing striptop?

Posted by Kurt Maurer on Apr 14, 2006

Hard to say without seeing whatcha got. The most important thing to remember when sanding is to never linger in an area, but to keep that sucker moving. It's really tempting to work a stubborn spot, but it always rewards you in spades to come and go, in wide sweeping motions, instead of sticking with it.

Glossy finishes have a nasty tendency to highlight ripples and holes, no doubt about it. But on the other hand, there comes a time when you need to call it a day and go paddle. If I knew I had ripples, I'd load some 60- or 80-grit on the ROS and go all over everywhere using light pressure, concentrating on keeping my motions graceful and random as possible.

One more thing... if you do end up with ripples, you'll haffta make sure you point 'em out to everyone who looks at your boat. Hardly any of the dopes out there ever notice otherwise.

Cheers, Kurt

In Response to: Fairing striptop? by James Eager on Apr 14, 2006



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