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Lane47

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  1. I found a marina that water sand blasts boats to remove corrosion and or below water line buildup. my Starcraft bottom is now clean, but not smooth. The bottom has a texture similar to very fine sand paper, not slick though like it would be if sanded, or buffed. is this the best condition for primer, or should I sand the now clean (no paint or corrosion) until smooth? i do plan to apply Gluvit to seams, rivets, any pitting, and know how to prep those areas prior to priming. Thanks
  2. Thanks for the input. No primer required over Gluvit? recommendation for bottom paint?
  3. I have my Starcraft upside down, and in the garage. I need to know best method / process to remove the current waterline and below, and make it shiny and new. I live in Tennessee, on Kentucky Lake, boat stays on trailer 80%, at dock, in slip 20%, not on a lift, in the water. Boat's previous owner lived in NY, boat had some salt water exposure. I have pictures, can take more, will post. please input as needed: Should I : 1. Strip off old paint, and corrosion?---suggest product, process or 2. Sand off old paint and corrosion--suggest grit sizes, I know the process, but tips welcome. I plan to go down to bare metal, don't know if necessary, but I will. Currently the boat does not leak, but paint and corrosion removal may create pinholes, so next step should be? 3. Use Gluvit on entire bottom to seal--if I have no holes, cracks, or deep pitting, will I still require Gluvit? Or is Gluvit a good idea, regardless? 4. Prime-- yes or no? If yes, suggested product? 5. Paint---- Please suggest paint, roll or brush, or does it matter? 6. Please detail any required steps that I left out due to my lack of experience. please pardon my detail, but this is all totally new to me, I have zero experience in this regard, but ability, and time, plus no local shop to do it for me! thanks Lane Douglas tried to load pictures, will continue to try.
  4. electric

    I'm in the process of correcting some shortcomings of previous owner of my Starcraft SF 14 LLW. I am challenged by my lack of electrical knowledge, so you are welcome to laugh at this question. i have several wires coming from the battery area, forward, to (2) switches, and a bus bar. how do I use a meter to determine the positive wires from the negative wires? As I understand, the switches should be either positive or negative, correct? If this is correct, where does the running lights (1) switch, or live well pump (1) switch, pick up negative? The bilge pump is wired direct, its wiring is obvious. The fish finder, plus positioning locator feed from bus bar.
  5. Please look at my post regarding paint, and corrosion that I posted a few days ago.

    probably should have started a new thread, but I didn't, just added on to an existing 

    thanks

    Lane47

  6. Questions for both of you, as I have exact same situation. what product did you use to strip off old paint? How well did it work? Would you use it again, or search for better? i don't quite follow your answer to ctmtb's question about primer. Please correct or confirm, plus suggest per the following: 1. Strip off old paint--suggest product 2. Sand to remove corrosion--suggest grit, and tips 3. Use Gluvit on entire bottom to seal--if I have no holes, cracks, or deep pitting, will I still require Gluvit? Or is Gluvit a good idea, regardless? 4. Prime-- yes or no? If yes, suggested product? 5. Paint--I will not be in salt water, will trailer some, will leave in slip some, live on Kentucky Lake in west Tennessee. Please suggest paint 6. Please detail any required steps in between 2 and 3, 3 and 4, 4 and 5. please pardon my detail, but this is all totally new to me, I have zero experience in this regard. thanks