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Old 21-07-2010, 21:18   #1
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Old Unlaunched Bottom Paint

I'm looking at a boat that's been on the hard for several years.
It appears that the bottom was painted with antifouling since it was hauled. I can't tell what kind of paint was used. The paint looks like it's in good condition but it doesn't look new. Should I repaint it prior to launching? If so, what needs to be done with the current paint to prepare it? Certainly it should be scrubbed & rinsed before painting if painting is necessary. Will it need to be sanded?
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Old 22-07-2010, 01:06   #2
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You really need to find out what the existing paint is. Without that information, one is really just guessing.

Some bottom paints (but not many) can be left unlaunched for quite awhile and still be effective.

As for repainting - again you need to know what is already there as many bottom paints are not compatabile without a barrier coat being applied first.
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