I have a few questions regarding Epoxy
products and bottom paints for an Aluminum
I have a 42 aluminum ketch
that I have begun restoring. I am not positive on the alloy but I know it is 5-6k marine
grade. The hull
was built as a shell, flipped over and the keel
with iron ballast welded on.
So they are separated without access and a void area in most the keel
I am removing most of the keel plating, framing, and rebuilding it currently. due to some thin areas and corrosion
around the iron ballast. The hull
itself is in near perfect condition with little to no corrosion
Additional zincs will be added on and the keel will be practically all new plate.
Specially below the waterline, I believe the best option is to sand down to bare aluminum, acid wash, dry, and apply a barrier coat of epoxy
. Then a zinc based paint/anti fouling. Is this correct? I would like to put quite a few coats. any product recommendations or advice
Thank you for your time