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I have a 71 Kennedy craft 13’5. I want to paint the bottom and topside. Im proficient in painting using hvlp guns but I know boats are a different monster. What do you guys recommend for prep,primer and paint??
 

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Epoxy primer inside and out. Two part polyurethane outside finish. One or two part polyurethane inside finish. Jamestown distributors have both and tech support.
 

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Kiwi Grip for non-skid. It's easy to use and easy to repair. Agree with above--epoxy primer.

Topcoats--a little more specific. If you want it to last it needs to be a linear polyurethane. Not all two-parts are created equal. These are very good and popular in the industry:

Alexseal (acrylic linear polyurethane)
Axalta Imron MS-600 (acrylic-polyester linear polyurethane)
Awlgrip (polyester linear polyurethane)
Awlcraft 2000 (acrylic linear polyurethane)
US Paints Sterling (polyester linear polyurethane)
 

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Definitely! Will be painting outdoors weather permitting. I know that stuff can give off bad fumes
Not only fumes but breathing the microscopic particles will cure on your lungs.

Without a fresh air system I would never attempt them, even then I would have to exhaust all other alternatives.
 
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