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refinishing a twintip

Postby jmach » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:18 pm

I have a Mako that's nicely scratched and marred up. I'm considering repainting it over winter, any suggestions on what paint to use, prepping the surface or even if this is advisable at all.
This is an older link but is this a viable method? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/u ... nent+Paint
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Re: refinishing a twintip

Postby gilana » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:53 pm

My TT has been hammered and is still in use after lots of work.
The best paint is 2 part Polyurethane. Don't worry about finish on the lower surface, as that must be wet sanded with a foam sanding block anyway. The best finish is from 800 grit, after flattening with 220.
Any other one component paint just does not get hard enough for scratch resistance.
Scratches should be filled with epoxy before painting, and the reform the sharp edge, I use JB Weld. Hard as hell, and keeps the edge sharp.


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