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i'm repainting a fiberglass canoe do I need a bottom paint for the haul , or can I just use a top paint?

Asked on 05/31/2016 by Undisclosed

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Just top paint. Bottom paint is only needed for boats that stay in the water, which is pretty unusual for a canoe.

Answered on 05/31/2016 by Phil Bacon
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"Bottom paints" are soft paints chosen for anti-fouling characteristics. Unless you continuously leave the canoe in the water, a bottom paint would not be necessary or recommended. The Wet Edge Topside Paint is abrasion resistant, but it would probably not be the perfect choice for a canoe that could be drug across rough shorelines exposing the fiberglass. If you don't mind touching up these cosmetic scratches each year, then Wet Edge Topside would be a good choice. Make sure it cures for a few days before dragging it across the rocks.

Answered on 05/31/2016 by JIM SIMONS

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For fiberglass and composite canoe hulls a topside paint works fine. A canoe spends most of its life out of water and primarily needs protection from sunlight uv for the fiberglass resin. I build Kevlar and carbon fiber canoes and kayaks and use a topside paint when they need more protection or restoring. I've had equally good results with Wet Edge and Interux Brightside topside paints using the roll and tip method. For long term protection of fiberglass from sun and heat, white or very light colors are best.

Answered on 05/31/2016 by SAMUEL RIZZETTA

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In my opinion, I don't see why not. With proper priming it should work . Might even be more scratch resistant. Can't see why you would need the anti-growth properties of bottom paint if the canoe is not going to remain in the water. Plus it will normally be moving which prevents build up and I would assume you rinse it off after use.Its a lot cheaper and if you did have to re-do a hull paint job the canoe shouldn't be too hard!!Good luck. I am not an expert by any means, just a retired guy on a budget.

Answered on 05/31/2016 by DOMENICK BUNONE

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If the canoe already has bottom paint that you are just resurfacing and repainting what's there then you will need to repainted with bottom paint. Because there's various metals in the bottom paint. It's not recommended to use topside paint on the boat area that will be submerged, but the paint will hold if you are priming over fresh fiberglass or existing topside paint.

Answered on 05/31/2016 by MARK SMITH

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You cannot use topside paint under the water line if the boat stays in the water. If you're not leaving it in the water for long periods of time, you should be okay with using a topside paint on the entire hull

Answered on 05/31/2016 by BEN THOMSON

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We have not sailed our boat woth the topcoat on the bottom yet. Probably ok on a canoe.

Answered on 05/31/2016 by MARK SCOTT
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Can you apply this paint in direct sun?

Asked on 08/10/2016 by Janet Wetherbee Shelmandine

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I don't see why not. Check the spec sheet to see the temperature range for application to be sure that the surface is not too hot. Other than that I think you'd be okay.

Answered on 08/11/2016 by Tom Payne
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Paint dries fast would think it would be a problem in direct sun light

Answered on 08/10/2016 by JAMES DALTON

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Yes, but you have move quickly and only do small areas at a time.

Answered on 08/19/2016 by DOUGLAS BANKS

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I would avoid applying in direct sunlight. I found that the paint dries fairly quickly and had to move quickly in order to keep a wet edge while applying by brush.

Answered on 08/11/2016 by SCOTT ROBERTS

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I used Wet Edge but painted inside . If the sun is hot you might want to use a thinner. I have used a thinner even when painting inside because it helps the paint flow better on a foam roller. Foam roller followed with a dry foam bush to eliminate bubbles works well. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Answered on 08/10/2016 by Tom Washburn

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The short answer is yes, but the temperature is critical. Read manuturers recommendations about applying in temperatures above 80 f.

Answered on 08/11/2016 by Rick Contestabile
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can you use this paint to paint the whole boat, I will have the boat on and off of a trailer?

Asked on 08/01/2016 by Undisclosed

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Yes, if the boat doesn't stay in the water more than a day or two you can paint the bottom, otherwise you will need a bottom paint from the waterline down.

Answered on 03/07/2017 by
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Yes, you can...of course if you do decide to leave boat in water for an extended time you would want to use a bottom, paint below the water line.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by PETER MAYE

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Yes, I painted the hull of my skiff (which I use about every other weekend) and the paint has held up well for 3 months since I painted the hull.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by MATTHEW JORDAN

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I have limited experience with this paint, but my first application was easy with roll and tip and looks as good as Briteside

Answered on 08/01/2016 by Russell Mursch

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It is called a topside paint, suggesting you cannot paint the bottom of the boat with it. What it really says is that the paint is not designed to remain submerged. If your boat is stored on a trailer and only goes in the water for day trips, then yes, you can paint the bottom with it. If your boat will remain in the water for any length of time, then the submerged part of the hull needs to be painted with a proper bottom paint.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by LORENZ RUTZ

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I wouldn't consider painting below the waterline with Wedge but I've used it on cabin tops, engine hatch covers and decks with good results.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by Dale S.
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how long does it take for top side paint to dry?

Asked on 03/24/2016 by Phil Sparks

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Depends on the weather and temperature. I painted my boat in 50 degree weather and it took around 48 hours before it was ready for sanding and a second coat without the previous coat lifting. Awesome paint though. Very shiny and durable.

Answered on 03/24/2016 by JAMIE WISEMAN
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Thanks

Answered on 03/24/2016 by Phil Sparks

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I waited until the next day before I did anything.

Answered on 03/24/2016 by BRUCE PETERSON

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Thanks

Answered on 03/24/2016 by Phil Sparks

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It drys to the touch within 24 hrs and can easily be painted again. However I believe I needs 2 weeks to fully cute. This is an important consideration before putting your boat in a travel lift.

Answered on 03/24/2016 by ROBERT CURTIS

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It can take a few days to dry completely hard. i painted parts in my cool basement (60 degrees) and needed about 3 days in between coats.

Answered on 03/24/2016 by JEFF WHITE
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How long should I wait in between coats if I spray Wet Edge?

Asked on 06/08/2015 by DAVID French

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I have only applied this paint using the foam brush method. I have waited overnight before applying the next coat with a light sanding in between coats. Final coat resulted in a very hard smooth glasslike finish.

Answered on 06/08/2015 by MICHAEL OLIVIERI
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Typically i wait 24 hrs...depending on temp and humidity...

Answered on 07/14/2015 by JASON BYERS

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I've rolled & tipted and sprayed Wet Edge and found spraying drys faster. Give it at lease 2days with temp over 75 deg. I only spray hard to roll areas. Spraying won't give you a smooth high gloss finish

Answered on 06/10/2015 by RONALD FLETCHER

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I applied with a brush, so I can't directly answer your question. But I would advise you to be cautions, this is a high gloss, oil-based paint. I think you will need to lightly sand between coats, and this paint is not very fast drying.

Answered on 06/09/2015 by JOHN WOODSIDE

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I did not spray. I rolled and tipped. The longer you wait between coats the easier it is to sand. I was n a shop that was only conditioned prior to painting. I turned it off while painting to reduce air movement and reduce dust in the air. I usually waited at least 48 house to make sure the paint was good and hard. Sand too early and the sand paper gummed up quickly. The end result was good.

Answered on 06/08/2015 by RICHARD QUINN

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It depends on the weather and temperature. I would wait two to three days, sand lightly before applying the next quote. The paint should be dry and should not clog the sandpaper.

Answered on 06/08/2015 by PETER REBELLO
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If I was going to add a hardener to this paint which should I use? If used will the surface dry faster and be more durable?

Asked on 07/31/2016 by Kevin Martin

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This is a single part paint, you cannot add a hardener. You could add Pettit EZ-Poxy Performance Enhancer our # PET-3021 that will provide the benefits of a two part finish.

Answered on 03/07/2017 by
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I did not use any hardener and in decent conditions sets up quite quickly (less than 2 hours ) and is very durable on its own. 13 Boston Whaler, Whaler Blue for the interior.

Answered on 07/31/2016 by WALT GRANSTRA

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I HAVE NO IDEA BUT, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AS WELL.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by MONTY TAMER

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I have added a little hardner to 1 part single stage polyurethane paints and it supposedly helps the cure an gloss. I would do about 5 to 1 or even less since the paint is supposed to air dry anyway. However, I would experiment on a small area or similar surface to be sure it works out for you. I used a generic hardner from the napa auto parts store.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by KENNETH SHERRETS

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I used the paint as direct on hatch covers and had no problems with the application or the looks of the final product. since it's only been one year since I used the paint only time will tell how well it holds up.

Answered on 07/31/2016 by RICHARD DANDREA
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How long to wait between coats?

Asked on 07/03/2015 by Charles Goeller

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Because you need to sand between coats you need at least 24 hours. I found it needs to be wet sandedwith at least 220 paper. Dry sending will only clog the sandpaper. The paint is too shiny to recoat without sanding

Answered on 07/04/2015 by kent Last Name
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Hello: I honestly found a better drying result after a 48 hr wait in-between coats. The same goes for the primer-and although it states that only a one primer coat is required, I had a better color and thickness throughout with two coats. All the best. Luis in Miami

Answered on 07/03/2015 by LUIS FIERROS

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On a mild day with low humidity I could get two coats applied in a day. Otherwise I would recommend 24 hours between coats.

Answered on 07/03/2015 by MATT BULKELEY

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It is all dependent on the temperature and humidity. In my case I live in Florida and use it in the fall. I allowed a full 24 hours to let the paint dry and harden. It turned out that my patience paid off. It gave me a solid hard finish that resists dirt stains and is easy to clean.

Answered on 07/10/2015 by MICHAEL STEVENS

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Thanks all. First cosy dry sanded with 120 and 150 and found it took too much off. Third coat needed and will try wet sanding with 220. It's a 10'6 rescue paddleboard and after two coats is looking beautiful. Thanks for the tip Ken. Happy Fourth. Charlie

Answered on 07/05/2015 by Charles Goeller
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I have a small Norwegian sailing pram that has a 1 year old coat (2?) of Wet Edge Top Coat on top of a coat of Wet Edge primer that received some areas of damage on the gunnel and stern transome that needs repainted. I really don't wish to repaint the whole of the damaged parts as there is a contrasting color on the inside of the boat that I don't wish to have to mask and 'cut' around. I have sanded the affected areas and plan on re-spraying the affected areas. Now to the question, what is the best way to reblend the old paint with the new without making it look like a total cludge? Can the joining edges be ranked fair and buffed?

Asked on 06/30/2018 by Paul from Port Orchard, WA

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One-part paints such as Wet Edge will be difficult to blend old and new paints. Buffing 1-part paints is also a fine line between not enough and burning through. You may be able to spray and fade the repair out into the old paint, but like any paint, whites will be easier to fade than bold colors without noticing. For consistency it is still recommended to mask the whole area, but you may want to prime and paint the repair and see how it looks.

Answered on 07/02/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Yes, sand damaged area, mask and reprime where you are down to hull material. Mask off entire area sanded and repaint with original wet edge color, fine sand before final coat. Spraying is best but foam brush is ok taking care to tip. Remove tape and lightly feather edges being very careful not to remove old paint around the edges or remove tape before last coat so the spray or brush does the feathering. Them buff if you want. If your pram has been sitting in the sun for a year, colors may not match. Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Answered on 06/30/2018 by louiszimmer

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I use Wed Edge to paint hull and deck . Spray on hull and brushed on deck. I try to roll but it left some marks, so I used just brush. One coat primer, 3 coats on hull and 2 coats on the deck.

Answered on 06/30/2018 by spskossus

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My guess is roll and tip. If you can paint to some point where the plane changes, such as where the transom meets the side or bottom, it will hide the change in sheen, texture and, color.

Answered on 06/30/2018 by rhquinn
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what is the dry time before use ? thanks

Asked on 06/26/2018 by chris from florida

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We have a broad spectrum of dry times dependent on conditions. Within 24 hours under most conditions the paint is ready for light/casual duty use, 48 hours for heavy duty use or for bootstripes that will get partial submersion. Again, these times are more dependent on the conditions of the air, substrate and paint at the time of application.

Answered on 06/29/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Suggested 24 hours to be safe

Answered on 06/26/2018 by zperry78

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I live in Florida but painted in November. The paint was dry within an hour. When I painted in the sun, it dried very quickly, hard to keep a wet edge. I put the boat in the water the day after the second coat. It seems to have some fine I hope this helps.

Answered on 06/27/2018 by meandercp

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Dried in a couple days.Blobs may stay wet for a while, just like enamel paints. Dried in a couple days.Blobs may stay wet for a while, just like enamel paints.

Answered on 06/29/2018 by lampredi2
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Are you aware of any customers who have painted an airplane using a topside paint & the roll & tip method? Thanks! David

Asked on 07/26/2016 by Undisclosed

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No, but I don't know why it would not work. An airplane is usually not exposed to as as much abrasion or corrosion as a boat is.

Answered on 07/26/2016 by MONTY CASE
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Sorry, can't help you with that. But I'd guess that it'd work well. It's strong and covers well. been on my boat for two years and no sign of failing. Good luck.

Answered on 07/26/2016 by Wayne Smith

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I am NOT aware of any such applications.

Answered on 07/26/2016 by James Getz

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just a bit trim here and there I'd say OK, but an entire plane would ad quite a bit of weight to the plane

Answered on 07/26/2016 by Peter Kreutzfeldt
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