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How to Select a Spray Gun Nozzle Tip Size

What Size Spray Tip Should I Use with my Spray Gun? There are many different things to consider when selecting the appropriate size spray tip for each job. The amount of information on the subject can be overwhelming, so we … Continue reading

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Clear Coat My Bass Boat

Typically the clear coat on a bass boat is meant to protect the metalflake. You can choose a clear paint or clear gelcoat. Clear gelcoat is typically what bass boats use at the factory for UV protection over metalflake but … Continue reading

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Boat Blister Repair

Just because a blister or two develops on your boat it is not a serious issue and only a small number of boats develop a big problem with blisters. Needed materials: Acetone, sanding block, Hawk Filler, acid safe disposable brushes … Continue reading

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Choosing Anodes: Zinc or Aluminum

The main water types: salt, fresh and brackish call for different protection needs for your boat. Zinc and aluminum anodes protect in salt and brackish waters and never mix zinc and aluminum on the same vessel. Zinc= Salt Water only … Continue reading

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What Varnish to Choose?

Typically a varnish is what is used to protect wood that exposed to the elements for long periods of time (think teak wood on boats). Here are the links to our varnish choices to check as well. Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss- Wood … Continue reading

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Awlgrip vs. Awlcraft 2000 – What are the differences?

Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 – Which is better? Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 are two different types of urethane topcoats manufactured by Awlgrip. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages and when trying to decide which to apply, it is … Continue reading

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Restoring Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 Paint

Over time contaminants can build up and cause the finish of your Awlgrip/Awlcraft 2000 paint to appear dull.  You can restore the gloss of a freshly painted boat and prevent the premature aging caused by contaminates by following these steps: Wash … Continue reading

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Choosing a Bilge Pump

What are Bilge Pumps? Bilge pumps are devices used in boats to remove unwanted water from the bilge compartment of a boat. (The bilge is the lowest compartment of the inside hull of a ship.) Whether you have a sailboat … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Boat Paint

There are many different boat paints and qualities, generally the more you spend the better the results. There are a variety of types including topside and bottom paints. Topside paints are meant to be used above the waterline and will not … Continue reading

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Which Resin Should I Choose?

Choosing the right resin depends on the type of project you are tackling. Listed below are the most common types of resins are their intended uses: General Purpose Repair Epoxy Resin Kit Every household should own a Hawk Epoxy Kit like this. … Continue reading

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