Interlux perfection

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  1. readyjimm

    readyjimm Member

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    So recently ive been messing around with the interlux perfection, and its nice and eary to work with, but my issue is that when im doing a two-tone paint job the paint bleeds through.

    ive been using the blue painters tape, should i be using something else?

    and ive been rolling and tipping, not spraying.

    and tips and tricks would be helpful

    thanks:D
     
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    Is it pulling up color from an underlying paint or is it creeping under the tape?

    If an underlying color is showing through the top coat, is the underlying paint also Interlux Perfection?

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  3. readyjimm

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    its just seeping through the tape..
     
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    Like this ?

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    . . . then what ?

    The underlying paint comes up with the tape?

    The tape dries into the paint and requires sanding to remove.

    The tape can't be re-rolled for later use... :confused:

    How long has the paint under the tape been allowed to dry?

    Please feel free to elaborate on the difficulties this is causing and what you've done so far to correct the problem.

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  5. readyjimm

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    okay, since my camera just broke, ill have to explain,

    now think that you are painting a catalina 25 stripes and you just finished the job,

    you pull off the blue painters tape, and the blue paint has rolled (underneath the tape) on to your new paint job.

    so both the boat and the stripe are interlux (painted at different times) but this is the best way i could explain it without a photo,
     
  6. Wayne

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    If I understand you correctly, the paint is creeping under the tape, not bleeding (soaking) through the tape.

    Interlux's Data Sheet at their website does point out their paint contains some "aggressive" solvents. It seems to me the paint is loosening the tapes adhesive.

    I would emal the 3M tech support or the Interlux tech support, or both for their tape recommendations.

    ... or are you using a budget brand "blue" tape, which could be another issue.

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  7. Scott B

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    You could also try pulling the tape off within a couple of minutes of painting it.

    I started doing this when painting interior surfaces in my house (I know, not the same type of paint) and it alleviated the paint-creep-under-the-tape problem.
     
  8. Supergoose

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    3m makes a "fine line" tape that really makes nice lines with no bleed. Only 1/2" wide, so you have to mask behind it once you run your lines.
     
  9. 58984 EW

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    Change tape. I just used the same paint on a Cape Dory Typhoon and didn't encouter this problem with blue painters' tape. Always remove the tape as soon as possible, by the way.
     
  10. powergroove

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    I believe 3m makes a tape called "frog" tape that supposedly does not bleed at all....
     
  11. rdale12000

    rdale12000 New Member

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    I am about to repaint my old girl (hull no 47**) Can't remember he last two digits. Will be using perfection over a poorly applied coat of brightside. Also want to do the deck. Can anyone who's done this comment on the feasibility of leaving the brightside and advise what colour of perfection most closely matches the light beige old laser decks were painted?
     
  12. Wayne

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    The Brightsides coat is your connection with the underlying gelcoat. If it was applied poorly then anything applied on top of it will inherit that poor bond.

    Better to strip off the poorly applied coat and prep the hull properly. It's the only way your new paint will have lasting potential.

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