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 Post subject: Comptip Maintenance
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:09 am 
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Hi all,

Just bought a new (old) 16. Upgraded from my '82 to an '84 (redline). This boat has a comptip that is beginning to see some wear from UV exposure and from the main halyard. I can see glass in a couple of spots. My questions are:

1. What, if any, actions should I take on the small amounts of glass that are exposed

2. What normal maintenance should I perform on the comptip to reduce further wear? Waxing? Painting? I am fabricating a sunbrella comptip cover with leftover material I have from another project.

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 Post subject: C Tip
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:37 am 
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Possibly paint or a clear coat over the entire Ctip and then covering and waxing from time to time as you would with the hulls.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:13 am 
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Thanks for the quick reply, Matt.

Any thoughts of the type of paint you recommend that will hold up to the stress of pre-bending the mast? I have seen several varieties of Marine grade paint...enamel, Polyurethane, Two Part Polyurethane, etc...


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 Post subject: Paint
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:58 am 
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I have been told that there is a Vinyl paint? Otherwise a two part epoxy paint will flex plenty.

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Thanks again, Matt!


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