January 26, 2018
Beginning with the cockpit, then moving on to the sidedecks and foredeck, I wrapped up the deck masking work. In the cockpit, I left an extra 3/4″ width at the outboard edges of the seats to accommodate the thickness of the coamings once reinstalled, and narrowed the gloss border areas to 3/4″ next to the cockpit locker openings, but in other areas I masked off 1-1/2″ borders, as with the masking I’d done earlier.
With the masking complete, I vacuumed once more, then solvent-washed the exposed areas with the special wipe-down solvent provided by the paint system and other final preparations required so I could apply the gloss topcoats next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 4 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 2°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, approaching 20°