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Baldrick

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Guidance please (preping a hull for painting)
« on: December 26, 2017, 09:58:11 PM »



 My GRP hull has some very fine riveting and plating detail in the gel coat, What is the best means of preparing and keying the hull for priming ?
  I don't want to go at it with wet and dry for fear of losing the detail. I have some B&Q abrasive pads ( 4mm foam with very fine adhesive ) which are all but worn out, I wonder if these would do the job .





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Re: Guidance please
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 10:00:59 PM »

Scotch Brite pad is what I would use .




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Re: Guidance please
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 10:26:18 PM »

GREY Scotchbrite.do not use the ones you got...search Ebay for some...use either water or even panel wipe to rub down




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Re: Guidance please
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 02:13:31 AM »

If your hull is finely detailed, a good wash and  a coat of primer could be all that's need?
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Re: Guidance please
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 04:33:44 AM »

Thank you all for your valued advice

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