Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Online Store Help How do I sign in to this site? How do I sign out of this site? What if I forgot my password? How do I become a registered user for this site? How do I add an … Continue reading

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How to Clean, Restore, and Seal Teak Wood on Your Boat

Restoring your weathered teak wood is an easy 3 step process with Tip Top Teak’s premium system. Learn how to clean, brighten, and seal your teak or other wood Step 1. Cleaning Teak Wood with Crystal Deck Cleaner Getting the … Continue reading

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If the boat is taken down to gelcoat, is primer needed when applying bottom paint?

Primer for bottom paint is not necessary. However, if you use Tuff Stuff marine epoxy primer on the bare fiberglass, it will provide protection against blisters and any moisture. It will also improve adhesion to the hull. Tuff stuff marine epoxy … Continue reading

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Application of Marine Epoxy Primer to a Boat

Marine Epoxy systems on the bottom of bare fiberglass is the best way to protect your boat against blisters. It also provides added adhesion of the bottom paint to the hull. Here are the steps that you need to take … Continue reading

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How to Apply Gelcoat

Below you will find a detailed gel coat preparation guide on how to apply gelcoat to your boat RV or other surface. Take steps to cover and protect the rest of the boat before starting. When working on the deck … Continue reading

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Gelcoat Repair Kit Instructions

Instructions and Color Match Chart For Evercoat Gelcoat Repair Kits There are two Evercoat gelcoat repair kits available: Large Gelcoat Repair Kit, which contains 4 oz. of polyester gelcoat paste with liquid hardener, coloring agents, cleaning solvents, mixing cup and … Continue reading

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How to Make a Fiberglass Mold

Making a Fiberglass Mold The Plug In order to have a form from which to develop your mold, you must either build the article from scratch using wood, plaster, polyester putty, formica, sheet metal, etc. or you must have on … Continue reading

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Painting an Aluminum Outdrive

Outdrives are difficult to keep free of growth. The main reason for this is that traditional copper-based bottom paints cannot be used on an aluminum outdrive. Doing so will result in serious corrosion from the aluminum reacting to the copper … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between freshwater bottom paint and salt water bottom paint?

Typically there is less growth in fresh water than in salt water. For that reason, bottom paint used in fresh water usually have less active ingredients (copper, zinc, etc.) to prevent growth. Most bottom paint for salt water can be used … Continue reading

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