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Mar-13-2008 @ 2:52 PM                           Permalink
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Blimey! It's been a while since I've been on here. I have spent pretty much every spare minute I have since November sadning, stripping, scraping, sanding, filling, fairing and swearing at my boat...

So I haven't been on here a lot, particularly as my PC seems to have taken a disclike to the site and its 50/50 whether it opens or not!

Anyhoo, I have a question for fellow boat bodgerers... I decided to try Blakes paints this year, just for a change really, to see what they are like. I went for the two-pack ones, and have got as far as priming the hull. Now, the destruction reckon you can spray it, or roll and brush... I don't have a sprayer so went with the latter.

BUT... I enrolled Mum as my trusty sidekick, she rolled and I started to brush out... And it won't. It just won't. The touch of a brush makes it go lumpy and looks terrible. So I gave up and did the whole thing just by roller... Have I got a dodgy tin here, or is it always this 'carp'? Anyone used it?

Once she's finished I'm hoping to spend a cheapy weekend sailing on the broads (the only thought that has kept me going all winter!)

Happy sailing! Rob

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Two pack paints are notoriously difficult to use for first timers.  Unlike one pack paints, two packs do not dry, they cure and the rate of cure will depend on the ambient temperature.  When rolling on and brush tipping out, the person rolling should never be too far ahead.  Shoulder to shoulder with the brusher outer is ideal.  It's also a good tip to keep the brush part loaded with paint too.

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Expilot.

I used International two packs the last time I did it with pretty good results. I have attached a photo (no comments on my hiking technique, I have been ticked off and recitified it since then) that sort of shows the last attempt. It's a low res photo, but you can see it looked ok.

The International stuff is a polyurethane based primer, and the blakes is epoxy based which is perhaps why its a lot goopier, particularly at this time of year. Still annoying though, for £25 a tin.

Happy sailing! Rob


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Just for an update, I gave up trying to tip off the primer and just rolled it on. I have out one top coat on so far and am pleased to say it looks fantastic!

I am having to sand between coats to fetch off specks of dust etc... I'm wondering what to do about this for the top coat. Is it possible to T-cut dust out of two pack paint? Cheers.

Happy sailing! Rob


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