2.5 years ago I sanded the bottom down to gelcoat
, applied 7 coats of 2000e barrier coat and 2 coats of a hard bottom paint
. It's time to start thinking about adding some more paint
Recently I let the boat
go too long between wipe downs and got quite alot of barnicles, and before I perfected my technique for removing them made a couple gouges through both layears of antifoul, exposing the barrier coat. They are not very large, should I just sand and roll the new paint
right over those spots just like the rest of the bottom? The bottom paint
was "hot coated" originally onto a still tacky barrier coat, so I'm just wondering if the paint will stick to the cured barrier coat. There are also a few runs I missed last time, and would likely require sanding
down to the barrier coat in those spots to level out. Should I do that, or should I be worried about the new paint adhering? The spots in question are less then an inch, so the small area with weaker bond will probably be ok?
Thanks for any advice!