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I am about to start painting, I want to get a feel for this paint before applying it to the hull. Do y'all think it is a good idea to start in a fairly hidden area like the sides under the gunwales?


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AtTheBrink wrote:I am about to start painting, I want to get a feel for this paint before applying it to the hull. Do y'all think it is a good idea to start in a fairly hidden area like the sides under the gunwales?

YES :!: :!: :!:

then when you start with the hull, start on the transom

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Gotcha! Thanks for that. I am praying that a quart for the hull and a quart for the topside is enough paint to do 3 good coats. I have graphite on the hull bottom and I am going to use KiwiGrip on the sole and decks. I have read that this stuff goes a long way, do you think I have enough?

I wasn't worried about until now...
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That will be plenty, Mike.
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Good! :D Thanks Larry!
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I did all of Nina with that and have a third quart or so left over, so I'm with Larry. Tell us how that first coat goes on.

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Thanks guys! Wow Doug! You did the whole thing with less than a half gallon! That is amazing and makes me feel much more confident! :D Sterling really does go a long way! I am going to try to keep with "thin in the pot and thin on the boat", like it says in the tutorial to really make it shine. I will start with the sides under the gunwale or inside the hatches to get a feel for it before painting the hull.
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