With six coats of ICA base coat clear sprayed in the salon and on the salon trim, next we sanded it all with 320 grit and sprayed another two heavy coats. ICA is a base coat/top coat application, so the purpose of these heavy base coats is to seal up and protect the wood. If we happen to scratch the base coat it’s OK, since we’ll sand it all again and spray the final top coat once all of the interior work is done.
Time to clean up and get ready to spray.
Once we got it all cleaned up, we fired up the compressor, suited up, cranked up the exhaust fans. It was too late for pix, but the next time I came to the boat it looked like this:
Time for a little “before & after.”
I was tempted to rip out the old cabinets and redo it from new, in part, because Chris Craft used sharp corners on their old cruiser cabinetry and I like the rounded corners that I’m using in the aft stateroom. But now that I see how the old wood turned out, I’m glad I kept it.
With all of the salon wood nice and pretty, now I need to keep it that way. Time to break out the single flute cardboard roll and masking tape.
I mentioned that I was using a different approach for the salon steps, since they will see very heavy service compared to cabinets and walls. So, that’s what’s up…