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Allright,
Ive got some spots that need " touching up " on the Whaler, most likely I'll do the whole boat being that its no bigger then a surfboard. The guy had plenty paint left & gave me the rest of the same paint thats on the boat, a score considering your not supposed to mix diff. types of bottom paints.
.Questions: Do I have to sand it even if theres no flaking, or loose paint.. yeah I think I know the answer to that.. but what I forgor is what do you use to clean the botton before applying the paint?
Acetone? or what..
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Last year I used a bottom cleaner that was a mild mixture of hydrochloric acid. I can't think of the brand at the moment - it worked well. I'll let you know if I think of it.

Stephen Byrne
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TRY this product called WIL_bond.I will never sand a boat bottom again. NO matter how many coats of paint there are. IT will take off any old hard & soft paint/oil/grease/ailge.etc. and prep the surface for the new paint. Looks like water [clear]. When I pick a used boat lord knows what his been used on the bottom; out comes the wil-bond & new paint. I have never had any problem's with it. ANY good paint store should have it.---good luck---capesams
 

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Hey, good advice here. wil-bond... will look for it today at the Marine supply joint.
Nansea, I have the same paint thats on the boat now, the guy gave me an almost full can.
Steve, thanks for chiming in also.
For what its worth the I read the bottom paint can { directions} and it said to sand the hull, then wash with a soap and water solution.
 
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