|I had a J24's topsides professionally resprayed. The season for respraying in Melbourne seemed to be spring when the very still clear days settled in. |
The painter used International paints two pack then clear coat over the color. During the second coat of the clear, a freak wind lifted some dust which settled on the top of the top sides. After rubbing off the offending dust, it got a third coat of clear which made the boat look like a million dollars. After that the painter was driven mad by people wanting a similar finish to mine, he could not assure the same finish and stopped painting boats for a while.
I was advised that I would need to put another clear coat every 5 years to maintain the appearance of the topsides.
There was a bid discussion on painting yachts on the Trailer Sailer Place site.