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  • Top Side paint to use below the waterline?

    I'm in the process of prepping my 23cc for paint. Wondering what paint to use on the sides, from the chine up to the gunnels. Can I use something like Awlgrip with a barrier coat primer under for the part that is below the waterline? The boat sits at the dock from April to October, never comes out...
    Toronto, Canada
    76 Mako 23
    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

  • #2
    If the boat stays in the water youre going to need anti fouling bottom paint from the waterline down. If it sits on a lift at the dock you can awl grip the whole thing and that would be my personal choice.
    Tequesta,Fl[br]Work in progress \'77 25[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53441&whichpage=1[br]

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    • #3
      I don't want to use anti fouling paint. The bottom will get Interlux VC Epoxy paint but I don't want to paint a waterline on the sides above the chine. Boat is fresh water exclusively and comes out mid season for a bottom wash.
      Toronto, Canada
      76 Mako 23
      https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by jamie


        I don't want to use anti fouling paint. The bottom will get Interlux VC Epoxy paint but I don't want to paint a waterline on the sides above the chine. Boat is fresh water exclusively and comes out mid season for a bottom wash.



        I've been told two weeks to a month is about as long as paint can really be pushed in water before it begins to blister. Growth normally ruins it first down here though
        1990 241 Restoration In Progress
        https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...241-cc-restore

        Nicholas
        Stuart, Florida

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        • #5
          I saw a video the other day and I will post it if I can find it. I saw it on YouTube and it was an interview with on of the owners of Quantum. They specifically said if the boat is Fresh Water only, you can paint below the waterline. I thought that was very interesting.
          Jim[br]Back-n-Black[br]1983 Mako 224[br]Davidson, NC[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37894

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          • #6
            Here it is. Go to minute 21:00 and start from there. this is where they specifically state you can paint below the waterline and when it is appropriate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Z1He0Wj08

            I've looked at this paint and may try it this fall, however I plan to spray it. I like the fact that you can repair it, sand out any orange peel and not harm the gloss features. I've used Interlux Perfection and you can't do any of that without jeopardizing the integrity of the finish.

            I'll be the guinea pig and give it a shot.
            Jim[br]Back-n-Black[br]1983 Mako 224[br]Davidson, NC[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37894

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