1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Priming the Decks

We’ve had to adjust the schedule many times over the last few weeks as we try to prep each area so it’s ready for either primer or paint the following day. Since I can only work on this refit on weekends and unplanned projects (like de-SMIB-ifying the helm door opening) consume a lot of unexpected time, it’s been a real juggling act keeping the project moving along. Still, we’re making good progress and the hardtop is already painted with the shiny and non-skid.

Since the mahogany toe rails had to be installed before we paint the decks, priming the decks was today’s top priority.

Awl Grip Max Cor CF is our current aluminum primer of choice…in spite of the color.

The 2×12 on the bow helps on the second coat, which must be applied before the Max Cor CF fully kicks.

That’s it for the Max Cor CF.

Next, we wait 1.5 hours before applying Awl Quik.

For the first time in a long, long time, the cabin top and deck are the same color.

Since we had Awl Quik in the pot, we gave one last shot to the few low spots we found in the cabin top.

The new aluminum deck is much better than the original teak here.

The fillets between the cabin top and deck turned out very nice.

And with that, the decks are primed!

Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Transforming Tent Model IX (again).

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2 comments on “1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Priming the Decks

  1. erik says:

    Hi
    so nice to see your work
    Erik F

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