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    Hey everyone,

    I have a 72 Sanger that I am restoring. It was mine and my dads, and he passed away a few years ago and that boat was everything to us. I am in the process of restoring it. I am a pretty big gear head but am kinda of lost when it comes to the body work. The hull of the boat is in pretty decent shape very few dings and scratches. From what I have read I should clean the hull though to remove oil and grease, sand with 220ish to remove the existing paint and to rough the gel coat, prime, and paint? Is it really that simple? or am i missing a shit ton of steps? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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    You have pics?

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    Yeah I have some pictures not great ones of how bad the paint job is though. Will try to get some more uploaded soon of the problem spots. Billy I called your shop a few months ago and you and I spoke for a little bit about this particular boat, but I wasn't in the position to start the project at that time and now I am getting geared up for the spring summer to get it ready to roll. Being in Northern Virginia its a tad bit cold to be playing around outside right now.
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    Don't sand it back too far. I sanded mine back to bare fiberglass and exposed all these tiny air bubble pin holes.

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    From what I understand im trying to sand it through the paint and just enough on the gelcoat to rough it up and give it something to bite onto? If the hull isnt damaged too badly is there any need to sand all the way down to the glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k.thiele11 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    Is it really that simple? or am i missing a shit ton of steps? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
    LOL...............yes it really is that simple unless you are in need of body/ and or glass work .

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    Offshore, any insight on the paint/primer to use? DA sand entire flat surfaces/ hand sand edges and uneven surfaces? Once primed block sand the highs and lows, shoot primer again, maybe block sand again? Then shoot the paint, am I on the right track. I might sound like an idiot saying all that but this is the first time working with something like this and this boat means the world to me and I dont want to mess it up.

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    LOL .............................considering I just figured out thru your ( E-Mail ) who you are ................

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