Thanks Buddy,Fuzz wrote: ↑Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:58 pmFirst and most important is take care of Dad and we will hope for the best.
About your primer.........I know I give you a lot of grief over sanding. it is fun , but I do wonder if you might get the primer too smooth. I am no painter but it is my understanding you need some tooth for the paint to stick. Be a crying shame for you to have the type of paint problem some other really nice builds have had.
I'm pretty sure a 320 is good to go.
Thank You too.Fair WX Pilot wrote: ↑Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:57 pmBest wishes to you and your Father. It is good that you will all be together for thanksgiving, a great time for all the family to be under one roof.
The primer looks great. I have lost count of how many coats you finally ended up with but well worth it to achieve that finish.
I started with two coats of High build. I had to sand a bunch due to orange peel.
Then I tried a thinned high build coat, same as first two layers.
After that I ordered a surface primer, Rolled the transom. It was thick, sticky and smelled like the south end of a north bound mule.
It was much harder to sand. Discovered the can was past shelf life.
Called the company and they sent fresh product. After reading the data sheet I bought a full face respirator.
Mixed a small batch. It still had a very strong chemical odor but not like the nasty out of date stuff.
I rolled it over the bare spots only. It was still sticky when rolling. Sanding about the same. Decided after that I was finished with priming.
After the advice from many builders here I decided to make ply rub rails and glue those in place. That lead me to more sanding and priming.
This time the primer (high build) was rolling without orange peel. I can only guess the cooler temp and or lower humidity made a difference. I used the extra from the batch to cover the almost bare places I was not happy with. The next day I decided since things were going well I would re-prime the whole boat except the transom which is covered well. I also decided to roll three layers and test sand it over a couple of known high/ bare spots. That brings me to where I am.
So to tell the truth I'm not sure how many coats it is. Six minimum with seven over the worst spots.
What I can tell you is my shoulders and hands are aching tonight and I won't be sanding tomorrow.
If I were to start over I would have rolled four layers, even with orange peel, before I started sanding primer.
I started sanding after two because a professional builder in Portugal told me I needed to sand after every coat. Maybe that works for him and he has pictures of some very beautiful yachts, but it didn't work well for me.
Sorry for streching you ear so much but I wanted to give you an accurate answer.