Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Into the Night

It's been a busy week with non-boat related activities but I finally managed to get the decks around the cockpit primed.  At the same time, I was able to get a second coat on the sides of the cabintop and any of the areas on the cabintop that were faired with Quickfair.  Of course it was pretty late by the time I finished and the light was definitely bad so I'm surprised it came out as well as it did.

I think I've said before that I do not like painting mainly because I never have very good results.  Well, I seem to have found a way to make it look better and it is totally opposite of the way your supposed to do it, so I'm not sure how this will look once the final painting is said and done.  The way I did it last night (with good results) is to dip a brush into the paint and then roll it out.  It removes the brush strokes that I can never seem to get rid of (especially when I'm attempting to tip it out) and smooths the paint to a uniform texture (yes, probably known as orange peel).  Maybe I'll get refined by the time I get to the top coats (which are getting pretty close now).

I still have to tackle the cockpit priming and the perimeter where I faired along the bulwark and the chainplate covers but the list is getting smaller now.  Woo-Freaking-Hoo!

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