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08-15-2003, 07:54 AM
I put the last coat of paint on the hull last night. Since I'm going to be gone all day to day, I figured that would be a good time to do it since the hull would be undisturbed for a good couple of days. As I finished up I noticed that several flies were stuck to the hull, ABOVE THE WATERLINE, of course and they had to be tweezed off. Then this morning I noticed that it rained last night. Granted, the boat's inside, but still...
Would someone please tell me that it's all going to be all right :( ?
Jeff, I could tell you it will be alright, but I would be stretching the limit of my knowledge. I don't know if it will be alright or not. At worse all you should have to do is put on another coat of paint.
From where I'm sitting I'd never know that your boat wasn't perfect! You'll be fine! Have a cup of coffee. Relax. Think water. (on top,not under)
08-15-2003, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by Beowolf:
I put the last coat of paint on the hull last night.I never put any kind of paint/varnish on my boat later than 4pm. I got that hint by an expert who told me that the humidity in the air is getting higher in the evenings which will have a bad influence on the paint surface.
08-15-2003, 08:57 AM
Couple of rock dings, dock bumps, trailer dimples, and the 60 foot Margo test,[by the way, we need a repost of the instructions] ;) , you will be fine. Relax, the fish and sun will never know the different. You have all winter to perfect you next coat.
08-16-2003, 08:34 AM
Thanks for the tip Martin. I was actually purposely painting at night since the temperature was a little more humane and the wet edge was lasting a little longer. I'll keep that in mid though as I start to paint the interior.
Checked the hull when I got home last night. It seems sound. The paint has a wierd texture to it, it's not really tacky, but it "grabs" as your finger as you drag it across the hull. Yet I can not scratch it with my thumbnail no mater how hard I try.
I used Petit Easypoxy. Anyone have any experience with this?
08-16-2003, 03:41 PM
Sounds like it's blushed, and I hope not. I'm not a paint expert, but I've varnished past that invisible afternoon deadline and paid for it with a blush. You're in Jackson, Mi? I'd wait a day when the humidity is supposed to drop with the cold front and see what it looks like. For my experiance, it was R&R :(
08-17-2003, 10:20 PM
Today it felt glossy smooth and rock hard. Oh what a difference a day makes.
08-17-2003, 11:24 PM
Beowolf (caster of lead), If you think paint changes in a day, just watch the next month.
Changes in humidity can give changes on the surface gloss, it's when it's realy cold and humid, and you have a gas heater going all day and turn it of at night, that's the real drama with condensation.
08-18-2003, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by Beowolf:
I put the last coat of paint on the hull last night.There's no such thing as the "last coat of paint." Relax, enjoy and start planning the next paint job.
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