I recently acquired a 1963 sunfish. The hull itself is very structurally sound with no soft spots and completely dry. The cosmetics of the boat leave something to be desired. While the boat sails great as it is, i decided that I must tackle some things to leave myself with a nice looking and sailing boat. My main concern is the deck. It used to be red but the previous owner has since sprayed it with grey spray paint, (why is beyond me). I was wondering if i had to remove that paint before i could paint over it, or would sanding and prepping the surface be adequate? Also I've been reading up on the use of rubbing compounds to restore the shine to the hull of the boat? people's thoughts appreciated. The hull is chalky and not very glossy. I will be sure to include pictures as the project unfolds.