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    what kind of paint and primer do i need

    I have a 96 & 97 sl 700 and i have fixed the holes with epoxy for smc hulls and sanded it down and now i need to know what kind of primmer (if i need it) and paint should i buy to get it finished...the body paint is white

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    Are the repairs on the bottom side or top side of the hull? That may make a difference. Regular automotive base/clear would work on top, and possibly on the bottom, but it may have problems on the bottom if the ski is left in the water. PPG paint code is 2185 for the white.

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    its on the bottom....should i use a gel coat (lamanating or non lam) or paint? it is SMC HULL too...

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    there is a good line of paint for the bottom by Dupont its called Imron and of course its not cheap

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    my ? is that if i paint and clear...wont it bubble the paint and clear from sitting in water all the time....whats the difference between non laminating and laminating gel coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justplayinn View Post
    my ? is that if i paint and clear...wont it bubble the paint and clear from sitting in water all the time....whats the difference between non laminating and laminating gel coat?
    I cant answer the question about the gel because I don't know but as far as the base and clear NO it will not bubble.. The clear doesn't have anything in it to stop the marine growth from forming so it is not recommended for marine use but if you pull the ski out every night or every few days and wipe it down it will be fine. In outher words no long time storage in the water with base/clear

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    I believe laminating gel coat needs a pva layer applied over it to make it cure fully. The laminating has wax in it I believe which lets it fully cure on its own without any covering.

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