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Old 12-11-2014, 11:18   #1
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Painted bottom and shrink wrap

Can a painted boat be shrink wrapped for the winter?
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Painted bottom and shrink wrap

Depends on what the paint was.

Not if Awlgrip (well it can, screws up the gloss though).
I'm assuming side of hull, not bottom paint.



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Re: Painted bottom and shrink wrap

Some bottom paints reportedly lose their effectiveness if out of the water too long. Any experts care to chime in?
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Re: Painted bottom and shrink wrap

A lot of the vinyl hard bottom paints are degraded by exposure to air. Supposedly doesn't take too long for them to be effected when hauled. Give away is if directions call for launch soon after painting. Check with the mfg. Ablative are supposedly Okay.

Does anyone know of a hard bottom paint that can be used on a hard dinghy stowed upside down on the foredeck?? An ablative paint probably wouldn't stand up to the abuse of launching and retrieving and would wear off when rubbed against working up forward.
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Re: Painted bottom and shrink wrap

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If you are worried about fresh topside finish just shrink to the toe rail



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A lot of the vinyl hard bottom paints are degraded by exposure to air. Supposedly doesn't take too long for them to be effected when hauled. Give away is if directions call for launch soon after painting. Check with the mfg. Ablative are supposedly Okay.

Does anyone know of a hard bottom paint that can be used on a hard dinghy stowed upside down on the foredeck?? An ablative paint probably wouldn't stand up to the abuse of launching and retrieving and would wear off when rubbed against working up forward.
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Re: Painted bottom and shrink wrap

Be very careful to put styrofoam blocks or some other type of spacer along the sides of the hull to allow free air circulation.

I had to paint my hull from the toe rail to the waterline two years ago as the result of mold growth and paint damage from a poor shrink wrap job.

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Re: Painted bottom and shrink wrap

Regardless of whether the hull gelcoat or painted, you need foam blocks to keep the shrinkwrap away from the topsides.

I'm not aware of any hard (non-ablative) multi-year antifouling paint.
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A lot of the vinyl hard bottom paints are degraded by exposure to air. Supposedly doesn't take too long for them to be effected when hauled.
Delete the word "vinyl" and you got it right.
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