Lm18 paint topside and hull

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Edd
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Lm18 paint topside and hull

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I’m in the process of building a lm18. If my boat will stay on a trailer vs in a boat slip, can I leave off the bottom paint? The plan was to use interlux or alexseal on the hull and topside, but I’m second guessing if that’s acceptable.



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If it were mine I would not even think of putting bottom paint on it.

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Fuzz wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:51 pm If it were mine I would not even think of putting bottom paint on it.
Yeah I don’t want to. Don’t like messing with graphite either.

I should be fine I guess since it’ll never be sitting in the water for days.

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If you use a good 2 part top side paint you will be fine. It has been proven be several guys on here that even 2-3 days in the water will be fine, with a top of the line paint.

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A good 2-part Polyurethane Topcoat is what I would recommend. No need to use bottom paint on a boat that will only be in the water for few days at most.

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Thanks guys 👍🏻

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