Deck coating to use over epoxy and fiberglass

Discussion in 'Materials' started by sbklf, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. sbklf
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    sbklf Junior Member

    I repaired the damaged deck area of my boat with epoxy and want to recoat the entire deck.

    What can I use to recoat over both the old gelcoat (I can tell it is poly something when I sand it) and the epoxy areas?
  2. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    I am currently about to paint the deck of my sailboat. I will use Interlux Brightside single-part polyurethane. I will lay down the first finish coat and spinkle non-skid onto it, and let that dry, and then add one or two coats over.
    If you want to spend double, for a job that lasts twice as long, use a two part ployurethane. On a deck, this could make sense. If using non-skid, an ultra-smooth finish and spraying aren't needed. You would be going for hardness with the two-part.
    You can also spray gelcoat, and then there're a whole bunch of other coatings that have good grip, I'm sure. I like to keep things simple, so I stick with a single part poly myself.

  3. MagicDiver
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    MagicDiver New Member

    I am also about to paint my boat. I am very interested in Sterling Paint.

    Does anyone know where I could buy it in California?

  4. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    i paint with awl-grip 2 part, for both primer and finish, its tougher then the gel-coat, and we paint our high-end yachts with it
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