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  2. If there are a lot of layers of paint, it would require a lot of sanding. A paint remover will be quicker and easier on the non-skid areas.
  3. Would you recommend this over sanding?
  4. You could sand or use a paint stripper. We have a product, Totalboat Total Strip that works well removing multiple layers of paint. Apply about a 1/4" thick and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Leave on for 4 to 8 hours, peel off the plastic and scrape the remaining stripper and old paint off.
  5. I recently acquired what I believe is a 1966 13' Sport. The boat is rough shape but is covered in what looks to be multiple coats of paint how does one remove the paint? Stripper, sanding, scrapping? The deck of the boat looks more difficult as it has a coarse textured pattern. TIA Drew
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  7. If you want to use a single part paint use Totalboat Topside primer and then Totalboat Wet Edge topside paint. If you want to use a two part polyurethane you will need to prime with the Totalboat 2 Part primer.
  8. I used CCR to make a casting and ended up with some bubbles (thought the surface was completely sealed but I must’ve missed a couple of spots). I’ve been doing research on fixing it and found suggestions to sand down past the bubbles, sand the whole surface and reapply a thin coat. Haven’t found anyone doing this with Entropy’s resins specifically, or CCR-like products. Mostly with resins meant for thin coatings (e.g.: ArtResin). I’m curious if anyone has tried anything like this or if anyone knows whether this method would not work with this product. If not, what's the best approach to fixing trapped bubbles? Should I use the super sap one instead of the ccr to apply a thin coat after sanding? Thanks,Steve
  9. I have sanded my boats center console down to bare fiberglass. After Repairing nicks, dings and dang it's, time to paint right? What primer and paint should I use?
  10. After the Thixo has cured, wash with water in case there is any amine blush, sand smooth and clean well with acetone. Then you can apply gel coat or prime and paint.
  11. We always using a primer when painting epoxy. First wash the epoxy once cured and scrub with a scotchbrite pad and rinse clean. Let dry, sand with 80 - 120 grit and prime. I'd suggest a single part polyurethane like Totalboat Wet Edge on top of one or two coats of Totalboat Topside Primer. Apply thin coats and sand between coats. Sand the primer with 220 grit before applying the top coat and clean with denatured alcohol.
  12. The addition of acetone shouldn't change the cure time. At 85 - 95 degrees I would expect it to cure enough to be sanded in 24 hours or less.
  13. The Kiwi Grip is a latex paint that is thick and the grit is applied by a texture roller. Total Tread is a solvent based polyurethane paint with non-skid particles in it. The Total Tread is a harder paint than Kiwi Grip.
  14. Good Morning, I am restoring an older boat with numerous holes in the transom where assorted sensors and other equipment were mounted on the transom. I have removed the equipment and want to plug the holes with the Thixo I bought from JD, will this be acceptable ? What prep do I have to do to paint/gelcoat over the filled holes ?
  15. I'm repairing the bottom of an older fiberglass kayak. i've added some additional layers of cloth in resin and sanded. I'd like to paint the entire bottom white. Since this isn't a boat that sits in the water long, i imagine an anti-fouling paint is not required. what paint would you recommend given i'd like it user friendly and glossy? (and do i need a primer?) Thank you, bill.
  16. I used Total Boat penetrating epoxy this morning with 1 part acetone added. This made a nice thin epoxy that I was able to paint carefully on a vertical surface that had rot damage and inject in pre-drilled holes. As it appeared that the wood absorbed the epoxy I added new. This went on for quite a while, and the epoxy remained workable for a long time, maybe an hour (at 70 degrees F, today). My question is whether the cure time is longer because of the acetone and how much longer? I will need a sandable surface to go on to the next step, which involves attaching another piece of wood using Flexepox. The normal day time temp here is usually 85-95 degrees. Thanks
  17. Is the total tread floor paint comparable to the kiwi grip paint? Thanks
  18. If epoxy is not prepared properly prior to applying gel coat it can cause problems with the gel coat. The process is; after the epoxy has cured, wash with water and scrub with a scotchbrite pad and rinse clean. Let dry. Sand to desired smoothness. Clean well with acetone, then apply the gel coat. I'd suggest clean the wet areas with acetone to remove it. Wash that area with water incase there is an amine blush left (acetone will not remove it). Sand, clean well again with acetone, then apply gel coat.
  19. I've been rebuilding the cabin top area around the maststep on an S2 7.9 and things have been going smoothly until now. Applying gel coat over my epoxy repairs; gel went on easy enough and hardened up well over most of the repair but there are a few small blotches where the gel did not set up. These blotches appear wet, and are still tacky even after 24 hours. 90% of the surface is set. Should I wait some more, or did I do something wrong in the prep that is preventing the gel from setting? Lay up for the repair was balsa core, glass, 5 to 1 resin (Total Boat) surface filler where needed of resin and West 410 followed by much sanding and many wipedowns.
  20. Hello - my 1989 284 Chris Craft Amerosport was stalling a bit (at start up) and hard to start. The idle was down to about 4 thousand rpm - I turned them (chevy 305) up to about 7 thousand. They started and ran nicely - but now I have to yank it out or and shove it into gear. Some times I cant get it out of gear. There is no neutral button on shifters - there's only one shift per engine. I noticed many boats have two sets - one for speed control and one for gear shift. Also with this system - you cant rev the engine while warming it up. Is there a certain rpm I should be trying for ? Any help would be appreciate - Rick
  21. To use polyester over epoxy we recommend washing and scrubbing with water. Sand with 80 grit and wipe well with acetone.
  22. The problem with stainless screws is that if starved of oxygen they will gall and rust. They need oxygen to form a thin oxide film to be in a passive state. Silicon Bronze doesn't have that problem.
  23. The Totalboat Total Protect Barrier Coat/Primer and Wet Edge topside paint is a good option. After the hull is repaired, faired out and sanded, be sure to clean well Totalboat Dewaxer & Surface Prep. Apply the Total Protect, sand smooth the 220 to 320 grit then apply 2 to 3 thin coats of Wet Edge.
  24. I have replaced the Stringers in my boat. In an attempt to waterproof the new stringers I coated them with total boat penetrating epoxy. I have read where people are able to gelcoat over epoxy that has been cleaned of amine blush and sanded. From limited knowledge I think Gelcoat is a polyester product .......... So can i layup fiberglass and csm/biax to tab the prepared (washed and sanded) epoxy coated stringers ? Is there an added step ? or do I have to stick with 5:1 for the tabbing. and encapsulating , after also cleaning and sanding. .........
  25. Refastening the planks on my 47 foot pacemaker. I have been using silicon bronze screws, just wondering why Stainless screws cannot be used in place of. The boat is located in a fresh water lake,.
  26. Has anyone an idea where I can get a bow light/flagstaff in the attached picture? I have been looking for years! Thanks
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