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    Posted: 06 Oct 2015 at 9:54am
New to the forum. Looking for advice on prep & painting the aluminum mast, boon, & gaff on an old sailboat I'm restoring. Here's where I am. have started scraping with a scraper after the chemical reaction with a stripping paste. It comes off easily, and I've then sanded with random orbital 60 grit to a rough shiny finish. I'm thinking I'll do the gaff(smallest of the 3 pieces) to completion so if I screw up or don't like the finished product I haven't invested tons of time and money. I ordered the following yesterday and think this is my plan. Please offer any tips, thoughts, or even confirmation this is the right approach.
1.Finish stripping old paint, and sand again lightly to remove any new oxidation.
2. Bristle brush scrub with Interlux Solvent wash 202. Shop-vac it once.
3. Two coats of Interprotect 2000E, following guidelines.
4. One coat of Interlux Primekote following guidelines
5. Two coast Interlux Brightside one part paint, either rolled or brushed, following guidelines.

Is this the plan you experienced folks would follow? Also, the sander leaves the metal clean yet rough from all the "squiggle marks" from the random pattern. I wondered if I should go back and sand smooth by hand with higher grade paper but one man suggested to me the rough nature might actually help the bonding, and after the five coats of various Interlux products it will have the smooth finish I desire.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!


Edited by Rodbone - 07 Oct 2015 at 8:12am
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leave the surface rough as this will help with the adhesion everything else is by the book and looks good to me
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Thanks!
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