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Paint Prep

The Captain

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Question: I recently purchased a 1963 Chris Craft custom ski boat. Can you give me a tip or suggestions on how you guys clean the bilge area and the inside of the bottom of the boats for preparation for painting? Have you found that a certain type of chemical and then spraying out the bottom with water is a good method and if so how long should one allow the inside to dry prior to painting?

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Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:08 PM
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The Captain

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Re: Paint Prep

Answer: We use Dawn for almost all grease cutting needs. Scrub with a brush, high pressure spray to get into the cracks and crevices. If you feel like oil is still in the wood, use Smith’s CPES as a primer. It will penetrate the oil and wood fibers, this seems to be the best solution on old wood for improved adhesion. I would allow a week or so to dry depending on the humidity levels after the wash, a fan will help.

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:09 PM