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Old 09-05-2012, 00:52   #1
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Topsides Painting Planning

Seeing sanjuanman's photo in the "Did You Work On the Boat" thread prompted my for ideas.

I have reposted SJM's photo and two of reelax lah.

The first photo shows the contrast between the cockpit and the foredeck. The cockpit was painted with International Toplac about 3 years ago and it was easy to apply by roller, achieved a good finish (I am a crappy painter), and has held up well. The only issue was it was very slippery when wet when first applied for about 6 months. I didnt do a silicon/sand topcoat.

The second photo shows the texturing on my foredeck. Most of the horizontal area, sidedecks and fordeck are textured like this for anti skid. The foredeck is showing fiberglass through in several areas and it is time to do it. I plan to refinish the foredeck and down to the copings with the same stuff and to roll it on as I did with the cockpit.

The other driving factor is that I have a $500 credit at International and there is a good distributor located here.

Any thoughts are appreciated but a couple of soecific questions

- I like the matt antiskid that SJM used. Would this stick over my textured surface or is this a non-starter?
- In the cockpitI I did not prime but with bare fiberglass it is unclear whether I need to. The guide I have says Pre-Kote can be used but doesn't say it must be for adherance
- I suck at estimating material usage. For the cockpit I bought 3 liters and think I had a half left. The guide says 3.5 liters for a 7.6 meter boat. This would be based on 2 coats. I did 3 in the cockpit. With this much horizontal surface I'd like a tack coat, finish coat and probably a third coat with silica in the antiskid areas

Any thoughts appreciated. This project gets underway at next haulout, probably late July.
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Old 09-05-2012, 00:56   #2
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The third photo is after cleaning and gives an idea of how much thin the current coating is.
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