November 23, 2022
With 45 hours’ cure time on the hull paint, I was now well past the safe point for overmasking, so to get started on the boottop I first covered the whole of the hull with paper and tape for protection against overspray, then masked to the existing line for the boottop. I masked in this order so that I could remove the tape immediately adjacent to the boottop paint after an overnight cure, but wanted to leave all the hull masking paper in place so the hull would be covered when I sprayed the cockpit and outboard well from above, which would be the next and final stage of painting for this project.
Afterwards, I solvent-washed the stripe and tacked off before beginning paint mixing.
I applied three coats of snow white gloss topcoat to the boottop, and left the boat to cure overnight before continuing.
Total time billed on this job today: 4 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 0600 Weather Observation: 30°, overcast, dew point 24°. Forecast for the day: Mostly sunny, 42°