GatorBase Plus G2 or G4 kit
After sanding with 100 - 150 grit and wiping thoroughly with acetone you are ready to apply the GatorBase. New aluminum I recommend degreasing with a degreasing agent.
Before starting GatorBase(GB) or GatorGlide(GG) mix part "A" thoroughly with a high shear mixer
GatorBase: Four or Five "thin" coats is ideal, You can mix as much as you will need and save some for touch ups later. When you open the bucket mark the outside at the top level then mark half, quarter and so on and do the same with the catalyst and mix accordingly.(example: if you are using 1/4 or 1/2 of Part "A" then use 1/4 or 1/2 of Part "B").
Give the GatorBase 72 hrs to dry before applying the GatorGlide.
Once the GB has cured out, you're ready to start the GG
Give the GatorBase a light scuff with either 220 grit paper or a Scotch Brite pad and wipe well with acetone. You are just taking the shine off the GB.
Apply both GatorBase and GatorGlide in multiple thin coats using a 6" inch X 3/8" nap roller. I like the white ones with the yellow stripe running through it, I also like working out of a 2 gal bucket with a paint grid, get both at Home depot),
GatorGlide slick bottom: Five "thin" coats is ideal, You can mix as much as you will need and save some for touch ups later. When you open the bucket mark the outside at the top level then mark half, quarter and so on and do the same with the catalyst and mix accordingly.(example: if you are using 1/4 or 1/2 of Part "A" then use 1/4 or 1/2 of Part "B").
GG is going to fisheye like you're painting a waxed hood. That's just how it is, after you roll the second section and before dipping your roller for the third go back and dry-roll the first section. You will see it start to tighten up, you may have to go back again. After the second or third coat it will cover fine if you are applying it thin enough and letting it dry between coats. You have about a 70 min pot life, so mix accordingly.
. Wait for it to dry...DRY(about 20-30 min) to the touch and start your next coat.
Please never hesitate to call me to discuss the application, mixing tips or if you just want to bounce idea off of me. The longer it sits before you run it the harder it gets.
"THIN TO WIN" I can't stress this enough THIN COATS! if you can put the same amount on in 3 coats or 5 coats go 5 it will be a better job. All coats For GatorBase should be done back to back so the integrate And the same for the GatorGlide. Takes two hrs. to complete the job!
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GatorGlide is a water born product so it is imperative that it is applied in multiple thin coats with ample drying time between coats. I recommend before mixing, marking the containers of both parts “A” and “B” into quarters. The size of the area will determine how much to mix. One quart will cover approximately 50 SQ FT and 1 gallon 200 sq ft on a non-porous substrate up to 5 coats depending on how thin you apply. It is imperative that the surface and the weather are dry. (Don’t apply when it raining or at Night) Any catalyzed coating products should NOT be applied in damp weather if you want to achieve proper curing.
Prepare the surface of a boat bottom by sanding and cleaning thoroughly with acetone. New aluminum I recommend degreasing with a degreasing agent.
Don't apply in or during the rain or at night.( Paint does not dry properly under these conditions... no product does)
Don't apply in the direct sun. (if you did flip your boat on the trailer it is ok to roll into the sun between coats, then give about three minutes to cool before applying next coat)
Don't apply to thick of a coat. (go back read the instructions...with your glasses and without the bear) Thin to win!
Do read the directions and call me if you need to!
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Mix proper amount of product to cover area with two coats. Then mix more as needed. I like to see at least 3 coats but not more than 4 or 5 if spread thin. Thin to win! 5 thin coats for best results! ( if you use 25% of"A" then you use 25% of part "B") (Always, Always Mix part "A" WELL before pouring any out)
Apply each coat 2 to 3 mil thin with ample dry time between coats (About 20 to 30 min, surface should not be tacky when re-coating) You have about a 70 min pot life, so mix accordingly
Mix the remaining amount of product to apply desired amount of coats. I recommend four coats to start. Keep any unmixed product “seal tightly” for future touch up.
Allow at least 48-72 hour before running the boat. If you can go a week it would be best. If not touch ups are easy.
Do not release your boat until you have backed your trailer into the water.
Go Glide! Be careful!