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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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Can I Reactivate Hard Bottom Paint?

According to Practical Sailor Magazine, March 2013 issue, this topic was discussed. It is generally regarded that after 72 hours of exposure to air that hard bottom paints will oxidize and lose antifouling  properties but test are showing otherwise. Of … Continue reading

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How to use a Fiberglass Repair Kit

A hole in your fiberglass looks bad and can lead to water damage but it can be repaired with patience. Fiberglass is a strong material that will bond to almost any surface if prepared. It is applied by cutting the … Continue reading

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Topside Boat Paint Options: What are your choices?

There are many different topside boat paints and qualities, generally the more you spend the better the results. Duralux High Gloss Marine Enamel is affordable and easy to apply and only recommended for above the waterline or moderate use on the … Continue reading

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What is the best paint for my boat?

A lot of factors contribute to what paint is best for your boat: Are you painting the entire boat, or just the bottom? Are you in fresh water or salt water? Is your boat trailered? What is on the bottom … Continue reading

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Do I Need Bottom Paint on My Boat?

  Typically when people discuss bottom paint on a boat they are referring to Antifouling paint. Bottom paint prevents growth of organisms that attach to the hull and can affect a vessels speed, performance, and durability when boat is kept in … Continue reading

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Applying Antifouling Paint to a Pontoon Boat

If you do not have any coatings at all on the bottom of the boat, we suggest to sand the pontoons with 80 grit and then apply Tuff Stuff High Build Epoxy. It is a water tight barrier coat designed for … Continue reading

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How to Apply Non-Skid Paints

Non-skid paints can be used for various different applications and circumstances. The most common use of non-skid is on boats, or for marine use. Although that is the most common, it is used in many more conditions. Here are some … Continue reading

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How to Repair a Gelcoat Scratch or Hole

When looking at a scratch in the gelcoat, you need to determine whether it is a surface scratch or a deep scratch. The reason being is that surface scratches can easily be buffed with a rubbing compound as opposed to … Continue reading

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Removing Stains from Gelcoat

A gelcoat surface is a very smooth, mirror-like finish when it is new. As gelcoat ages, it becomes porous which means the more easily it stains, the worse it looks and the harder it is to clean. Most all gelcoat … Continue reading

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