Topcout?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by G.Z, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. G.Z
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    G.Z New Member

    I plan to upgrade the boat deck. I want to cover two new topcout layers. I now sanded old yacht deck topcout . I want to ask. When I paint the first coat of topcout .Is it necessary to thoroughly sanded first layer of topcaout befor I paint second layer of topcoat?

    Giedrius,
    S/y Juste
     
  2. Jim Caldwell
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    Jim Caldwell Senior Member

    What Paint?
     
  3. G.Z
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  4. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    This is from the description of the coating you want to use...
    ...and yes, you have to remove this wax before applying a second coat. Clean it with a vacuum often while sanding, you want to try and not grind in the wax you've already sanded off. When done, wash it with soap and water or wipe it down a few times with solvent, changing rags often.
     
  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Why do you want to put two coats instead on one thick enough layer? Seems like a lot of extra work.
     
  6. G.Z
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    G.Z New Member

    I want to get a thicker layer topcout. But maybe will be enough one layer.
     

  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Do you know what happens, if this gel is too thickly applied? The product will have a specific recommendation on film thickness and this is easy to measure during application. Stick to the manufacture's recommendations for best results.
     
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