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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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I agree...get the flaky stuff off and scotch brite the rest. I usually end up painting my boat every 2-3 years. I use Parker (hunter green) as a base and float in other colors with stencils made out of cardboard. I've been using Parker for quite some time and i am happy with it....just make sure you give it a good shake/stir - good luck!
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