November 18, 2015
Now that the topside paint had had enough time to cure, I began the final masking process with a narrow strip of solvent-resistant fine-line tape at the top edge of the boottop (i.e. lower edge of the hull paint). This tape would help the final line be crisp and clean. Afterwards, I covered the vinyl tape with regular 1″ masking tape as completely as possible.
With the critical edge masked, I covered the rest of the hull with paper and tape to protect against overspray.
Finally, over the course of a few hours, I applied three coats of snow white gloss topcoat to the boottop.
Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours
0600 Weather Report:
18°, clear and calm. Forecast for the day: sunny, in the 40s, light wind.