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Finishing, part 1

Here we go... time for the finishing. Gulp... I get stressed out during this phase. Too much of a perfectionist I guess, but then I run out of steam and end up being satisfied with an OK job. Maybe this time I'll carry all the way through!

Tonight, I added a coat of Interlux Primekote 404/414 epoxy filler. It's a two-part epoxy compound that fills all the small scratches and such. I'm only adding it below the waterline as that part will be painted red. The topsides will remain clear, so I can use this product there.

The idea behind the Primekote is that you put on a layer or two, and then sand most of it off the next day with pretty fine grit paper. It should fill the scratches, low spots, etc... When you sand it fine enough, it should leave a smooth, plastic-like surface that will take epoxy paint very well.

Here is how it looks with a coat on. I'm only going to do one coat, and then sand it off. Should be good enough. Yes, you can see brush strokes... it doesn't matter as it's almost all going to be sanded off! The final paint coats will be sprayed later.





More in the next day or two when I sand it off.


Peace!




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