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[Amel Yacht Owners] Deck Grooves


kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello Joel,
what uv inhibitor do you use on your boat?
thanks
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F. Potter"
<jfpottercys@w...> wrote:
Hello Mr. Rossi,

The problem with the dark brown deck stripes is that they are made
of gel
coat. The darker the gel coat, the faster it oxidizes and fades
away. You
can preserve new gel coat with judicious applications of proper
ultra violet
inhibitors. It is nearly impossible to restore faded/missing dark
brown gel
coat. When you polish or clean it, you are removing it.

The fix is tedious and time consuming if you do it yourself or
rather
expensive ($1500) if you hire it out. In twenty five years of
preparing
used Amels for the resale market, the only real solution is to
paint these
stripes on with two part polyurethane paint after scrupulous
preparation of
the surface as directed by the instructions on the paint can.
READ THE
INSTRUCTIONS! It will save a lot of grief.

Some automotive paint supply stores (wholesale level) sell very
nice narrow
gauge paint rollers with a self contained paint reservoir. I have
used
these to good effect. Otherwise, mask and use artist camel hair
brushes.
The results will please you if you carefully prepare and mask the
surface
and if you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

Good luck.

Joel F. Potter SMM # 400



Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Hello Mr. Rossi,

The problem with the dark brown deck stripes is that they are made of gel
coat. The darker the gel coat, the faster it oxidizes and fades away. You
can preserve new gel coat with judicious applications of proper ultra violet
inhibitors. It is nearly impossible to restore faded/missing dark brown gel
coat. When you polish or clean it, you are removing it.

The fix is tedious and time consuming if you do it yourself or rather
expensive ($1500) if you hire it out. In twenty five years of preparing
used Amels for the resale market, the only real solution is to paint these
stripes on with two part polyurethane paint after scrupulous preparation of
the surface as directed by the instructions on the paint can. READ THE
INSTRUCTIONS! It will save a lot of grief.

Some automotive paint supply stores (wholesale level) sell very nice narrow
gauge paint rollers with a self contained paint reservoir. I have used
these to good effect. Otherwise, mask and use artist camel hair brushes.
The results will please you if you carefully prepare and mask the surface
and if you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

Good luck.

Joel F. Potter SMM # 400