After following all of the proper prepping procedures I had what I thought was a close to a flawless roll and tip job as possible on this bowsprit
. All the multiple angles made it challenging and I have only a few sags in the paint.
To recap, I did three coats of West Epoxy
, three coats of 545 Awlgrip Epoxy
Primer and three coats of Alwgrip Top Coat. I sanded as fair as possible between all coat at the risk of sanding
through each coating which is why I did as many coats as I did with each.
After using the Awlprep T0115 Cleaner/Degreaser and the 545 primer I had no more fish
I finished this coating process a little over a month ago, so according to Awlgrips info on their topcoats, it should be done with its final phase of drying/curing.
Now I noticed today, in some of the corners where the spreaders (for lack of a better word) are attached to the bowsprit
there is a hairline crack in the paint.
Should I be worried about this? If so what should I do with it?
I have too much time and money
in this to just say, oh well, let's see what happens. After giving it some thought, I assume the bowsprit will have some flex to it in use and this may become even worse.
Did I choose the wrong paint for this application?