Painting Fiberglass
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    Thought you pros could give me some advise. I recently bought a used carolina skiff and would like to paint the deck as well as the bottom. Anything special you advise before painting.I never worked with fiberglass before. TKS in advance.

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    Start here, plenty of info, how-to do reading & video, ask the pro's

    http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/diy/Pages/default.aspx

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    Thanks rj. Will check it out.

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    If you're going to paint the deck, consider adding sand to the paint, or at least be sure that you are not creating a fall hazard. You'll want to be sure that the finish will result in a non-skid surface before applying it to decks.
    If the bottom has never been painted, you'll want to be sure that you identify the waterline before painting it. If it's not going to be stored in the water, consider not painting it unless you never intend to sell it. Bottom paint creates a maintenance item, and has a negative impact on the environment. Scuffing the hull a bit will probably result in better adhesion, but once you do paint it, it will need paint forever.

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    never use sand as a non skid additive , especially for boat decks, sand breaks down under pressure & creates a mess & does not last, for the best performance for non skid surfaces use products that are designed for this, most paint manufacturers, especially marine paint manufacturers make non skid paint or specific additives for paint to make them non skid,,these products are designed for this application. & will give you the best & longest lasting performance.

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    Havent decided what to use. Whatever, it wont be this week in the cold.

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    I work for Epic Doors which manufactures high-performance fiberglass entry doors. We evaluated several paint suppliers including TruCoat 623, Sherwin Williams Polane 2K Acrylic, and Aquasurtech D200.

    We were looking for an environmentally friendly, single component water based paint that was super durable, had great adhesion and laid down smooth.

    Based upon our evaluation we selected TruCoat 623. It was much more environmentally friendly than Polane 2K and is a single component and TruCoat had better adhesion than D200 and was priced better.

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