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Old 23-09-2009, 23:51   #1
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What to Do with a Pitted Deck Paint

Just got my first boat : Coronado 27. There was a bunch of lichen like growth on the deck which wouldn't come off via scrubbing. We power washed the deck with good results except, in some cases, the lichen guys took some of the paint with it. One person said the deck looked like latex so I'm not sure what kind of coat this is.

Question 1 : Is there a good alternative to painting since painting would require a haul out. Astro-deck like pads I heard about ?

Question 2 : If must paint, what kind of paint is common for the deck ?


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Old 24-09-2009, 07:03   #2
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The most commonly applied paint over fiberglass is Awlgrip. I have it on my boat and it really is fantastic stuff. Its best applied by a professional who sprays it on and who has had a lot of experience doing it. Members in here including myself have applied it by brush, but ultimately you can tell it was brushed on because it does not have the same smoothness or gloss. When done right it looks as good as car paint.

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Old 26-09-2009, 20:28   #3
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Take a look at this deck treatment-- think I will order this next time.
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Poor Gloss via Roll & Tip?

In response to first reply regarding lower gloss for non-spray application, I'm pasting in four images of Aurelia just after her topside and cockpit paint project were completed. This boat was rolled and tipped using Sterling LP Paint. The topsides took about 70 man-hours to complete. The cockpit took about the same amount of time.


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