Friday, October 15, 2010

Second coat

Next coatHere's the next coat going on.

The creamy look I'm seeing heralds a good paint job on the deck.

Experience has shown that it's vital to get that second coat on as soon as possible after the first, while allowing 24hrs for the first coat to cure.

What seems to happen if the second coat is left too long, is that the rust manages to bleed through the first coat fairly quickly.

I suspect there are micropores left in a first coat that are only closed with a second coat.

A third coat will go on soon, though this third coat is just by way of making sure the steel is well sealed.

8 comments:

  1. Tim,
    would you mind giving the dimensions of Lady Jane ?

    I know that you have said it before but can't remember what they are.

    Thank You

    Bill Kelleher

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  2. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Are you welding studs on for the new deck?

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  4. Hi Bill

    LJ is 30M (90ft) long, with an 18m (54ft) beam.

    Her draft is around the 3M (9ft) mark.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Hi there www marine


    Thing with the deck is it's going to end up scratched and scorched, so I'm not going to worry my pretty little head about things too much.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  6. Hi sewa

    np

    Cheers

    Tim

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  7. Hi Rob

    For the foreseeable future, I'll probably keep the steel deck.

    Regards

    Tim

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