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Posted by Q,A, Jaqer on Dec 27, 2006
This may be heresy, but I woke last night and asked myself why sand the
: epoxy before painting? From what I have read this is to make the boat
: look sleek or good and maybe reduce its weight a smidgen. If I do not
: mind the unevenness the few runs I could sand or scrape these out and
: just paint over the three coats of epoxy would I not have more protection
: from water and sand [probably not oyster beds]. Has anyone just done
: this? skipped most of the sanding and painted unsanded epoxy or do I need
: to at least sand it with 150 or 220 grit to give tooth for the paint??
John at CLC answered--The paint won't stick to glossy epoxy, at least not for long. So you really need to sand if only for that reason.
Do I need to take it almost all off though? or just scratch the surface? Anyone with experience with minimal sanding??
- Re: minimal sanding by John F on Dec 27, 2006
- Re: minimal sanding by Doug Judd on Dec 27, 2006
- sand it to a dull by Charlie Jones on Dec 27, 2006
- Hey wait... by Robert N Pruden on Dec 27, 2006
- Re: minimal sanding by Laszlo on Dec 28, 2006