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Old 26-02-2009, 08:21   #1
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single part topsides paint opinions

I'm going to be hauling the boat in a month or so, and among other things, going to have the hull sprayed with LPU. Had the whole boat (topsides and deck) done 8 years ago, but since then she has been run hard and put away wet, so time to do it again.

I brush-paint the decks as it is a whole lot of hassle to spray paint them as all deck gear has to removed, them re-bedded etc, and I tend to be hard on the decks, dropping poles, anchor gouges, general and continuous clumsiness etc.... I should get 3 years out of a brush job on the decks.....

last time I painted with Brightside, which I have always been pretty pleased with in the past, but am less impressed with this time. Anyways, I was thinking about trying Petit Easypoxy this time around and see if it is any better.

Anyone out there used the Petit product, or have a real-life experience to compare it with Brightside???

By the way, the boat is a Spencer 35 - fibreglass


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Old 26-02-2009, 09:13   #2
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Used to be a boat in our club called Razamtaz that had a scratch from the same activities. Must run in your family. Hello from Thames River Yacht Club.

I also used the one part brightside topside paint and so far after 2 summers still like the results.

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Old 28-02-2009, 04:07   #3
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Couple of tricks with Brightside (I have limited experience on two boats):
1. Thin a bit -- more thinner coats seem to harden up better (?)
2. Allow lots of time to dry in warmth before use.
3. Avoid moisture when painting.
4. I roll-tip and minimize brushing as much as possible.
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Old 28-02-2009, 06:33   #4
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Epiphanes makes an enamel that is a harder longer wearing paint. It is pricey and only sold in quarts.
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