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Old 13-08-2008, 17:36   #1
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is primer really needed

i am getting ready to fix a bunch of scratches on my boat, i am not going to use gelcoat, i am going to use thickened epoxy. for the poly paints out there do i really need to use the primer over sanded gel coat and epoxy. i am talking about the interlux or west marine stuff.

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Old 13-08-2008, 17:50   #2
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Short answer...yes
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if you want to do it correctly and not have to re-do it in the near term, yup!
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Old 13-08-2008, 21:45   #4
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well i guess its 70 bucks to do a little painting. i wonder how a home depot poly paint would hold up on a decent primer, its all above the water line. or i could just tint some epoxy and paint it on... or just gelcoat it, it works out that jel coat will cost half as much as paint with primer

oh well

ps i did read the sticky
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Scotty;

There are no shortcuts in painting. Really.

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Old 14-08-2008, 15:15   #6
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ya i know i was just was hoping... i am using jelcoat just another thing to buy.
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