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      The future of the JD Forum   07/31/18

      Thank you all for your participation on the JD Forums.  We have enjoyed answering your questions, providing project advice and technical assistance on this forum for a number of years. We believe that there are now better ways to provide this service for our customers and the community. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Jamestown Distributors Forum.   Our JD Tech Team is committed to being your trusted technical resource, and we encourage you to reach out via email, phone, social, product reviews, and to post questions using the Q & A 'Ask A Question' function on all product pages. Additional information can also be found on product page Technical Data Sheets (including detailed usage instructions and application data).   Thank You Jamestown Distributors 
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Tristan

Restoring Walker Bay dinghy

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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 

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Polypropylene is very difficult to get paint to stick to it.  The surface must be very clean.  Clean the surface well with soap and water, let dry.  Scuff the surface with 80 grit sand paper, clean well with denatured alcohol.   Gently heat plastic with propane torch until surface looks oily.  Clean again with denatured alcohol.  Paint with a two part polyurethane primer like Totalboat Total Protect or Interlux 2000E  two coats, when dry, sand with 80 grit and apply 2 coats of bottom paint.

 

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