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repainting a boat

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Ok I have a couple of questions about repainting my jon boat. I'm in the process of sanding it down and this is where my first question comes to play. I have been doing the sanding with a handheld sander, I also have a angle grinder. I have tried a little of both and the angle grinder seems to make the aluminum more rough than the handheld. I'm using the same grit sand paper so I know thats not it. Both are 50 grit. Any advice on this?
The second question is paint and primer. Since I am sanding it down first do I need primer? and for paint i was going to use krylon, does anyone else have any different suggestions? Thanks for any help you might be able to give.
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The one thing I learned was sand everything smooth if you want it to last and not look tacky. i went to an autobody paint store and told them what I wanted to do and they set me up. I used a hand sander on my whole boat.. Its time consuming but worth it.
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