|Sea Glass Refit |
May 11, 2007
Today, I finished up with a little bit of sanding--just a few areas that I determined could use a quick brush with the sandpaper. Then, I cleaned up the boat once more, and got ready to mask off the eventual nonskid areas.
I used a compass to mark lines about 1-1/2" in from the toerails, cabin trunk, and other areas on the deck, coachroof, and cockpit, and then applied masking tape, following the lines but fairing them by eye as I went. I rounded all the corners and tried to leave pleasing borders where appropriate.
When the taping was done, I continued by covering all the nonskid areas--those areas not to be sprayed with the white topcoat--with masking paper to protect from overspray. This makes the whole spray job neater and easier, and prevents any need for additional sanding or cleanup from other areas later.
Finally, I cleaned the shop again, using broom, vacuum, and water hose to remove as much dust as practicable. Then, I accumulated and prepared the paint, converter, and reducer, plus various sundries, for Tuesday's spray session.