I was hoping to be able to make the Regatta, but as it turns out I will not be there. I have too much work to do and have no time for it.
Yes, the environmentalist wackos have succeeded in convincing some people that the spray can of lacquer paint will be the end of all civilization. They are being slowly phased out of production. But fear not, the same wackos claim that there are even better paints that will not make the ice cap melt and flood the Miami Condo district. I have tried all of those so called "equivalents" but have not found one that I like nearly as well, but it warms my heart that I am not poisoning the brine shrimp in the arctic.
Nothing beats lacquer primer for fiberglass prepping, however I have found that it is a good combination to use lacquer primer, which is still going to be available for a few years, with a combination of the Tamiya super high quality water/alchohol based model paints. Yes, I said water based. I painted my latest boat with them and found them to be extremely durable, very scale in appearance, easy to apply, and best of all no solvent cleanup. Although they do recommend rubbing alchohol to clean your paint gun. The paints are waterproof when completely dry.
The only catch with these paints is that you need to wipe your subject down with an antigreaser like PPG900 wax and degreaser as they are VERY sensitive to oil from your hands and will fish-eye like crazy if you do not wipe it down first. Sand to 400 grit only. Any smoother than that and the paint will not adhere well.
You "are known to the state of California to produce cancer" by smuggling primers!
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