The top sides are painted. It turned out pretty good thanks to the help we received. Check it out.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
After much labor the top sides have been solvent washed, sanded, solvent washed again, sanded again, solvent washed yet again, then tack clothed and primed. Again we sanded and again another solvent wash. Repeat one more time with the prime. And finally one more solvent wash. Most nicks and gouges have been faired and sanded, but it's not perfect. That's the difference between a $2000 dollar paint job and a $10,000 paint job. I can live with it. But like my buddies say, she's good from afar, but far from good. Do not laugh at this next picture.
If you look closely you can see zebra striping. The kids think zebra stripes are cool, but when we're away from the boat I'm sure crowds of marina dwellers gather round to discuss the finer points of where we screwed up. And I wouldn't be able to help figure it out since I have no idea. We followed the directions to the point. One professional painter eased my fears by saying 'Maybe you just got a bad batch.' So I'll stick with that.
Meanwhile we continue to do our thang. Having fun when we can.