First, a pre-wash and post-wash photo for Wash and Dry from 18 March.
Yesterday was a wash, sand, grind and re-putty day.
I washed with plain water all of the epoxy applied the day before. This takes off the “blush.” Not sure why it’s called blush. It’s really just a waxy layer of material that forms when West system epoxy is fully cured. You have to wash it off or it won’t allow more epoxy – or anything else – to stick to it.
I then lightly sanded all the epoxied areas so that the bottom paint would have a good grip on the surface.
Next I ground smooth and refilled the voids I had partially filled the day before.
There were several other places that were sanded and refilled, but I won’t post those – I might be stretching the limits of your tolerance with this many photos of sanding and filling already.
Next post: Washing, sanding level, and taping (masking) for bottom paint.