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1
Let the applicator know of any special requirements such as watch schedules, owner visits, or change of colour or striping so they can better serve you.
2
Let the applicator know of any ongoing work during the paint schedule. They will be happy to aid in scheduling but not want any conflict of interest with other workers.
3
Be cautious entering and exiting the yacht. Remember, doors and hatches will have been removed, and scaffolding is for paint team only.
4
Advise the applicator of any dust, fumes or paint entering the inside of the yacht so they can eliminate the problem early on.
5
Remember to access the yacht as requested. Work in progress restricts access to many areas of the yacht because of the probability of wet surfaces, contamination, or dust.
6
Strip all varnish prior to paint period. Two coats of varnish after stripping will aid keeping the wood paint free. Fresh, uncured varnish or poorly applied will peel when taped to protect from paint.
7
Empty all exterior lockers and storage spaces of all yacht cleaning materials and provisions.
8
Remove all tenders, jet skis, life rafts and toys from yacht.
9
Inform the applicator of any alterations to hardware or equipment that is being eliminated or out of commission.
10
Do not smoke on the yacht or in the building.
11
Do not run air conditioning without consulting the paint foreperson. Limited air conditioning can be used during the paint period. Air conditioning causes sweating to the body of the yacht which will stop masking and bagging from sticking and will cause fresh topcoats to lose, immediately, their glossy appearance.
12
Do not remove any masking or coverings. If you need access, ask the paint foreperson. Removing masking or coverings without the paint crew's knowledge increases the risk of overspray in the interior of the yacht.
13
Do not run engines or generators during paint period. The paint surfaces must be maintained in a contaminate free state for all paint processes.
14
Do not expect to stay aboard the yacht during any and all paint procedures. Apart from the problems associated with wet paint and fairing, the paint fumes cause serious brain damage.
15
Do not run hoses or electric cords from the dock to the yacht without consulting paint foreperson. These can be a safety hazard and allow dust, fumes and paint to enter the yacht through the protective coverings.
16
Do not allow grease, oil or possible contaminates to get on any painted or prepped surfaces.
  General after care.
1
Wash regularly, using a recognised boat soap such as orphine and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Thoroughly rinse all surfaces to remove all soap residues. Wipe the surface dry with a chamois cloth. Build up of detergent on the paint surface gives it a dull appearance and encourages premature ageing of the coating.
2
Hot distilled water with white vinegar will remove stubborn salt water stains and spots.
3
Waxing offers no benefits to a properly maintained paint surface. Wax can temporarily restore gloss to scuffed areas and will aid the removal of stubborn diesel exhaust stains. If polish is to be used for any reason, use 3M liquid polish.
4
To remove heavy build-ups of grease or grime, use MEK, acetone, Awlprep, toluene or lacquer thinner.
5
Do not allow contact between most teak cleaners and paint or caulking. This could damage and/or streak your new paint finish or cause degradation.
6
Do not use abrasives, scratch pads or rubbing compounds.
7
Do not allow equipment, seat cushions or sails to trap and hold moisture against topcoats. This will result in blistering or delamination of the topcoats.
8
Do not use acrylic teflon coatings and polishes or polishes containing silicone. These products will make repainting extremely difficult.
9
Do not shrink-wrap or cover paint coatings with tarps or plastic wrappings unless they are ventilated, to allow the coating systems to breathe.
10
Maintain all caulking. This will stop moisture encroaching between paint coatings.
11
Regularly check all hardware for corrosion. Remove screws and apply Tel Gel or equivalent and replace to maintain a non-corrosive environment. Remember, hardware is electrolysis-friendly and is the primary source of corrosion.
List supplied by Courtesy of "The Yacht Report".




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