March 15, 2022
Luna Mia 10
Continuing with the final prep and masking, I covered the trailer with plastic as needed, wrapping the winch stand, tongue, and bow stop first, then taping more plastic to the hull just below the waterline, allowing it to drape over the remaining parts of the trailer. I covered the plastic with a strip of masking paper and more tape at the waterline so the overspray wouldn’t flake off the plastic.
Afterwards, I cleaned the hull once more, this time with the proprietary solvent of the paint system, tacked off, and after various standard and miscellaneous preparations of paint equipment and sundries, I was ready to go with the high-build primer.
On this side of the shop, the sun comes through the windows in the morning, and can create problems with vison through the overspray and in the bright spots from the windows, so once preparations were complete I waited a little while for the sun to pass and, by about lunchtime, began the spraying, eventually applying three coats of epoxy-based high-build primer to the hull, leaving it to cure overnight.
Total time billed on this job today: 5.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 32°, mostly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Cloudy, 47°