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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 just got done repainting mine about 1 month ago..
I simply sanded off the loose stuff and roughed up the rest, primed the spots of bare metal then used stump's method of painting guns on my boat..

I used the krylon camo stuff and it has held up to a few runs and some launches for fishing already but no idea about how it will hold up in hunting conditions....
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