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Old 09-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #15
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Hi, Going back to roll and tip tech. I read somewhere on the net when I was looking at painting my boat, that the mix of the paint was critical. It was suggested that you paint a piece of glass and sit back and watch for runs as the paint levels out. If it doesn't smooth out then add thinner in a exact measured amount and paint the glass again. Until you have the right mix. But be careful don't thin too much.

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Old 09-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #16
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As an FYI Coppercoat USA, LLC is selling Coppercoat here in the USA and it is fully EPA approved.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:18 AM   #17
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Hi All

Well, 6 days into it. Nothing went well at the start. From an incredible dust storm to howling winds. We are finally well into the middle coats. I will now post some pics in order of operations. Then I will post some notes and observations.

The dust

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CruiserLog burgee flying in the dust

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Starting to sand

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Sealer coat

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Hi-fill coat

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Observations are: really read the paint instructions. Be prepared to change your technique if it isn't working. You really need three people for this task.

Tomorrow will be top coat 1. This should settle the nerves as each paint so far has been different and required a different technique.

Will post again once the top coats are finished.

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Thngs have gone pretty badly. The suppliers gave us the wrong converter and the paint has streaked very badly. So the paint company has a rep arriving tomorrow to inspect the finish. We have now employed the shipwrights at the hardstand to rectify the mess. Very disheartening. Also very costly.

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:15 PM   #19
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That is terrible news. Let us know how it goes.
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. We hope that all can be worked out. Do let us know how it goes.
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Hi All

Still out of the water. Paint company is still trying to decide if they will compensate or stonewall. Their argument is weak but the longer they stall the better their position becomes.

The weather has finally started to be kind so the shipwrights can get on with respraying. Already spent way to much but I guess it will be worth it in 6 months time when she is looking amazing. Annette may want to talk to me by then.

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Well as expected the paint company is trying to absolve themselves from any blame and trying to pin everything on us. So now the fun begins. A very poor outcome that could have been handled better without completely trying to nail us. But I suppose this is how big business get big. I will not name the product due to the fear of creating a legal drama for this site.

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As you say, this is expected but it is no less awful for it. In fact, probably all the more awful as a result.

I appreciate your concenr and sensitivity for the legal issue but I wish I knew the name of the producer. What manufacturers fail to realise is just how effective the grapevine is. If you were to tell us that the paint you used was of brand XYZ then the manufacturers would, at least, be able to put forward their argument. As it now is, due to the possibility of prossecution, you keep quiet but the information spreads by word of mouth - something the manufacturers have no say whatsoever over.

I hope the problem is soon resolved for you. What next? Will you be taking legal action?

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