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Old 14-03-2013, 09:27   #1
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Locker Paint

The paint in the exterior lockers on my boat is latex and it is flaking off. I want to scrape and sand as much of it off as I can and something new applied. Bilgekote would seem to work but pricey as this is a very large area. I am thinking of grey garage floor one-part epoxy paint. Any reason I should avoid this?

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Old 14-03-2013, 09:35   #2
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Re: Locker Paint

Arghh... someone put latex in there? Not very sandable. I guess at this point I would put super high quality exterior latex back in. It's nice and thick and does last years in the sun. Latex doesnt adhere like "real" paint, but I think putting epoxy over latex is asking for trouble..... I think you can get somewhat of a gloss in trim aint, talk with a real paint shop....

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Old 14-03-2013, 11:29   #3
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Re: Locker Paint

you are better off,than I am P.O used latex on the lockers AND THE DECK I have spent many hours trying to get it off . best method on the deck is sunlight and power washing .Please let us know how you make out ,and you will be using Good Luck
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Old 14-03-2013, 11:34   #4
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Re: Locker Paint

I've had good results using rusoleum oil based grey for the bilge/lockers, etc.....As near as I can tell it smell, acts, and dries just like bilge coat!!
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