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Old 10-04-2008, 20:38   #1
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bottom chips?

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While scrappin the old bottom paint off we accidentally made a few chips. The scrapper corners made a indent in the hull. I would say about 1/16" to 1/8" at most. Should we fill these in or is it okay to just apply the bottom paint right on it.
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I would put a little epoxy fairing compound over the deeper ones. Bottom paint goes on so thick you wont even see the shallow ones.

This is my favorite epoxy fairing compound. http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|10918|296162|11453|311499&id=11580
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Which raises the question of "easing" (rounding) the corners of scrapers.
Paint should not be used as a "fairing" compound.
Minor imperfections might not matter, unless you're a "performance" sailor.
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