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Finishing, part 3 & 4

Wasn't able to post last night, but sprayed on my first coat of clear epoxy.

I'm using a new, gravity feed spray gun that I picked up at Harbor Freight for $14. It works pretty well, although you really need to run reducer through it or it will seize up within minutes of stopping spraying.



Pretty easy. Just sprayed on the entire hull, but especially on the topsides. Only did two thin coats... just enough to start to cover the hull. Didn't even need to mask anything.

 

Today, I re-marked the waterline as it dissolved when I wiped the hull with reducer yesterday.

After that, I masked the topsides at the waterline. Had to use a hobby knife at the sharp turns near the stern.

Then I sprayed on one thin coat of clear. The idea here is that you spray on the same color that is underneath the tape so that the bleed is the same color and you don't see it.

Finally, I sprayed on several coats of white from the waterline just about an inch or two toward the fin.




And here's how it looks after the masking tape was pulled off. The stern is a bit wonky, but I think I can clean that up when I spray the tile red color tomorrow.



Tomorrow... the main color! A dark, vintage-looking "tile red" from Klass Kote. We'll see if I like it.


Peace!!


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