bill devos

painting bottom of fiberglass kayak

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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.

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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.  

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