Island Time 1,117 Posted September 13, 2022 Share Posted September 13, 2022 Well, Island Time is long overdue for a repaint. A couple of weeks ago I made the call to paint her myself. I decided I could do the topsides 1st, and gave myself 3 weeks off work. Well, 15 days in, heaps of sanding, filling, priming, undercoating, and sanding. Oh yeah and sanding. I'm using the Altex system, epoxy undercoat and 321 brushing polyurethane. Following from the great job Joel did on his 1020, I've thinned the paints 7%. Seems to be working well. I also was using a cheap vac with my dewalt sander. It died of overuse. Upon advice from a friend who's a boat builder, I coughed up for a better vac, and bought a decent one (Nilfisk Attix 44) with proper filters and a knocking cycle to help knock the dust from the filters. What a difference! No dust escapes from the vac at all, sandpaper lasts longer, and sanding is considerably faster - with the same sander, just a better vac. Anyway, 15 days on the boat full time, and ist top coat this morning, starting to flatten out as it's supposed to. I'm pretty happy so far, but hoping the paint will flatten out like it's supposed to as it dries. 1 5 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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