You are anxious to restore your inflatable boat with TUFF SRC but the most important step in achieving excellent results is PREPARATION!
Like any other ‘painting’ project, preparing and cleaning the surface to be painted is absolutely vital. If you decide to breeze quickly through this first step your results may not be achieved.
You must remove all dirt, oils, grease, waxes, and grime. A power washer (careful not to blast new holes!) or warm soapy water is a good start. UV stickiness, grease, oils, and waxes can be removed with a cloth dampened with Xylene (please wear gloves and mask in a well-ventilated area).
Finally, a light sanding of the material surface will help smooth out any bumps and unevenness – for PVC boats this will rough up the surface to help create a ‘mechanical’ bond for the TUFF SRC Basecoat.
So what is the first vital step? Put your TUFF SRC Cans on the shelf and get busy preparing your boat. You will not regret it!
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