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How UV resistant is primer?

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Created by Jethrow > 9 months ago, 17 Oct 2017
Jethrow
NSW, 744 posts
17 Oct 2017 9:22AM
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Hi all
My poor cat is desperate for new non-skid, to the point that alot of the paint is now gone and exposing the epoxy filler underneath to the sun. I don't have time for a proper repaint due to other sailing commitments but I was wondering, if I prime it, will that provide some UV protection? I know it's not meant for that. Will it just chalk up and make the re-paint job worse down the track?

Geoff

boty
QLD, 471 posts
17 Oct 2017 4:31PM
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Jethrow said..
Hi all
My poor cat is desperate for new non-skid, to the point that alot of the paint is now gone and exposing the epoxy filler underneath to the sun. I don't have time for a proper repaint due to other sailing commitments but I was wondering, if I prime it, will that provide some UV protection? I know it's not meant for that. Will it just chalk up and make the re-paint job worse down the track?

Geoff


most of the work is in the surface prep (sanding ) you may as well repaint non skid surfaces properly if the surface is in reasonable condition
we use either wattyl poly u 400 with hempel plastic particle if we want a gloss finish or
wattyl eb 600 with plastic particle if a satin finish this has the advantage of bonding very well and needing less surface prep
both are 2 pack

LooseChange
NSW, 1923 posts
17 Oct 2017 5:06PM
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Bear in mind that primer is not waterproof.

brett221
QLD, 127 posts
17 Oct 2017 7:24PM
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Chuck some kiwi grip over it, quick sand and de-grease then good to go to have you back on the farr that afternoon ;-)

Jethrow
NSW, 744 posts
19 Oct 2017 7:35PM
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Okay, I've brought 4L of Kiwi-grip and the special loopy roller, so if it doesn't work then it's all on Brett's shoulders!



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