Hattie Mae | Monday, June 15, 2009

The blue hull paint had had plenty of time to cure, as I was away from the shop on Friday and through the weekend, so I got started this morning by removing the tape and paper from the boottop area and masking off the hull above, first with 1/2" blue vinyl fine-line tape to provide a crisp paint line, then a layer of 1" green tape to cover most of the blue, and finally a layer of plastic to cover the newly-painted topsides from gunwale to boot, as well as a strip of paper both above and below the boottop for additional protection from overspray, bleed-through, or voids in the plastic.



Afterwards, I prepared the boottop area as needed and sprayed four coats of gray finish primer to cover the area; I used gray because I had it on hand and because I knew there'd be no trouble covering it with the white boottop paint later.  I left the primer to cure overnight.



Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  3.75  hours

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