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  Ablative Paint Warning
  Posted by: Ennoid on Dec-01-13 9:58 AM (EST)

I'm new here and mainly joined because I wanted to warn against the last person's suggestion to use ablative paints on a canoe. not a good idea at all. Ablative paints are designed for boats that sit in saltwater for extended periods of time. Handling a canoe that has ablative paint on the bottom would be a very messy experience every time as the ablative paint easily chalks off bad when dry and worse when wet.
As a seasoned marine coatings worker for many years I would suggest a light sand followed by a few coats of some kind of specialty paint made just for fiberglass canoes. A cleaning followed by a solvent wipe is insufficient especially followed by Krylon Fusion which is not intended to be submerged.

Just throwing my two cents in. Thanks for the forum.

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