Well, I ordered a fiberglass
seahood for retrofit on my Pearson
323, and of course, I ordered the wrong gelcoat
color -- off-white, instead of white! So, I intend to paint
it to match, and I was looking for advice.
(1) Recommended coating. I don't know much about this...can I paint
directly over gelcoat
, or must I go with a new gelcoat? I should mention that the seahood is currently installed, so I don't want to take it off the boat, if I can avoid it.
(2) Paint recommendations (if applicable)?
(3) Surface prep. Must I strip off the old gelcoat, or is roughing the surface sufficient? The current
surface does does have some molded in roughness, but it may be too coarse to allow good adhesion with a new coating.
(4) I was also considering some anti-skid paint over a large portion of the seahood. In this case, it would be two coatings -- one for the anti-skid area, and one for the trim areas to match the existing deck
color. Any issues with the interface between the anti-skid, and the trim area coating?