Paints & Coatings Resource Center

Ask the Expert Question-and-Answer Archive

by Ron Joseph

July, 2009

Imron Clearcoat Repair

Q. 3 years ago I had Imron clearcoat applied on my varnished hull wooden boat. It is beginning to get dull and there is a spot where the boatyeard sanded a section (thinking it was varnish). Can I just re-spray the entire hull or does the old coat need to be removed first?

A. I don't think you need to remove the old coat, but you certainly need to thoroughly scuff sand it and wash the entire surface to remove all remaining sanding dust. I suggest you do not do the entire surface all at once. Rather, sand a section, wash it down and then repaint it. The goal is to get the fresh clearcoat on before the sanded coat can oxidize in the air.


Ron Joseph

What's New | About PCRC | Compliance Assistance | Regulations | Technical Info | News | Homeowners | Search | Disclaimer | Home

©2012 Paints and Coatings Resource Center