|Kaholee Refit |
February 5, 2007
I spent the day sanding the high-build primer with 220 grit to smooth it and prepare for the finish coats of primer. The high-build had laid down fairly smoothly, so sanding was fairly straightforward. I began with a vibrating sander to do the bulk of the smoothing, and finished up with hand sanding--with a foam block on the flatter surfaces, and with just a sheet on the curved surfaces to prevent burning through the primer layers.
Once all the sanding was done, I vacuumed up the dust and inspected the deck for any areas that might require additional filling or other work. There were some pinholes in portions of the deck field; these pinholes were in the original gelcoat and/or laminate, not in any of the repaired areas. To fill these few areas, I mixed up some Alexseal fairing compound and applied it with a putty knife, just filling the holes.