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    Posted: 06 May 2016 at 7:20am

I am applying Primocon primer to the sides of my flat bottom Jon Boat. I am focusing on the bare metal spots, and feathering the Primocon over the touching painted areas so not to have an abrupt line.

I am thinning with Brush EZE, and I have also not primed. I have used different levels of primer, applying thin coats, thick coats, etc. I am applying with a foam roller, brush as needed, and tipping with a foam "tomahawk."

No matter what I do the primer coat is coming out like an orange peel. The prepped surface was flat as glass, but after applying Primocon, the surface visibly looks like an orange peel.

Is this normal? What do I need to do to get a shiny finish in the end?

Do I need to sand the Primocon before applying the pre-kote? I read that I don't need to sand between Primocon coats, but I have not been able to find any information on following Primocon with Pre-Kote.

Thanks for any advice.
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Primocon is typically used as an underwater primer for anti-foul paint and not intended for the use you are describing.  Prekote is a topside primer for use under enamels and other one-part cosmetic finishes.  Use one or the other depending on what you are putting over it.  If you are wanting to prep bare aluminum to enhance the adhesion of the prekote then use an acid etch primer from another company as Interlux has stopped selling that product.
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