Thanks, I appreciate the compliment. It took quite a bit of fairing to get that old hull
smooth. I used the white epoxy
primer they sell which worked great. I did 4 coats of that after the fairing and wet sanded to 1200grit. I know they weren't that smooth to start with being pulled from a wood mold
. All that paint job cost me was a rotator cuff! lol! The way she turned heads was night and day after that. Every where we went, even at our own marina other members were coming up asking if this was our first year there ect. It was our third year just nobody ever looked at us before!
As for HVLP guns
they are great to use but still do not use them with LPU paints there is more that a few stories about people trying it. Unfortunately there have been many hospitalizations and deaths from it. IT says all over the can if you don't have a makeup air unit and full suit don't risk it. If you can get as nice of a job as I did without having to build a spray tent why not just roll it.
I also agree early in the morning works best wet the ground, I used soaker hoses, the flat ones to keep the water
from spraying up. However I still found it necessary to string up tarps to shade the hull
from the slight amount of sun I was getting even the indirect light of the early morning was enough to cause issues with it flowing out. I did 6 coats of color because I screwed up the first 2 pretty good and needed some serious wet sanding
to fix it.