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Bottom paint dry time

Post by JacobErdey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm

I'm soon to be finishing the bottom of my boat with Pettit 1959 Hard Racing Copper Bronze. And I see the "to launch" curing times on the can (2-8 days) in regards to temperature and all. But I will be rolling it to put on stands or a dolly to work on all the brightwork, and was wondering how long I should really wait for a full cure that won't leave any sticking marks or dents in the paint where I have it set up? I know I'll need to be patient with it, but also don't want to wait 2+ weeks if I don't have to, considering I'm finally getting into the fun stuff :D
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Re: Bottom paint dry time

Post by Bilge Rat » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:19 am

What's the temperature and humidity at your shop? Those affect drying time.
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Re: Bottom paint dry time

Post by JacobErdey » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:23 pm

Temp will be 50-65. Humidity 80-85%
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Re: Bottom paint dry time

Post by maritimeclassics » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 am

That stuff stays pretty soft for a while. We apply 2 coats in one day and then let it set for about 5-7 days.
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