Re: Any experience with VC performance epoxy paint?


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Posted by Will Ashley on February 14, 2005 at 07:28:12:

In Reply to: Any experience with VC performance epoxy paint? posted by Greg on February 14, 2005 at 07:25:22:

Posted by Will Ashley on July 13, 2004 at 14:49:21:
In Reply to: Any experience with VC performance epoxy paint posted by Greg on June 24, 2004 at 20:06:02:
I recently painted the bottom of my powerboat with VC Performance Epoxy. In my case, I had to remove some very old antifouling paint with Interstrip 299E and then 80 grit sanding. The best way to apply the paint is by spraying. I prepped the hull by using Fiberglass Wash 202. The paint comes out awful if you try and apply by roll or brush. I had to remove a section after trying this method. I sprayed on 4 coats, just wiping 202 between coats. I recommend light coats, as it will run if applied too thick. However, I found that after I sprayed and returned to my starting position, I could spray another light coat. (overall, that makes 8 light coats I applied). I waited about 6 hours between regular coats (that's 2 light coats). I used a pressure pot spray gun with 55 psi gun pressure and 10 psi pot pressure with a 1.8mm tip. After about 24 hours following the final coat, I wet sanded with 600 grit and it looks great: shiny and smooth. As far as water barrier protection, you can apply this over Interprotect 2000, but I found that 4 coats provides a very thick, hard layer that I am assuming provides a nice barrier, especially if you dry store.
Hope this helps.


: Posted by Greg on June 24, 2004 at 20:06:02:
: I was thinking about painting my boat with VC performance epoxy paint. I will not need any antifouling since my boat is dry stored when not in use. I was was wondering if there is any advice as to applying the paint and if it offers any protection from a water barrier standpoint?




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