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  1. 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.
  2. Greetings from the deep South. Have mercy folks; rookie grandpa here! I bought a second hand Walker Bay dinghy to rejuvenate for my grand kids. The polypropylene hull was scratched up, but nothing severe. So I'm smoothing out the rough spots in anticipation of painting the lower hull. My local West Marine dealer advised a quart of Neptune 5 to do the job. Some basic questions: Do I need a primer (there is no previous finish) or a pre-coat which will help with adhesion? What grit paper for the final prep? Any other cautions or precautions greatly appreciated! Dan
  3. Good afternoon, I have a 1963 Penn Yan wooden lapstrake that had its bottom replaced about 15 years ago. Paint adheres to all original strakes just fine. For the last 15 years, the "new" strakes don't hold onto the paint anywhere as well as the original. The new strakes are of similar material (plywood). I have tried belt sanding the new strakes to the bare wood and priming, then painting (white and copper bottom). Looks great but by the end of the season (3 months) it is peeling. I was going to try again with TotalBoat Primer and WetEdge. Sanding to bare wood first. Couple questions... primer states not to use above 90% humidity and less than 20% surface moisture (of wood).. Humidity I understand (Massachusetts). Surface moisture??? With one of those unreliable meters??? Should I doo something else to the bare wood before priming to assure adhesion??? Thanks