Jul 31, 2018
This week was a busy week of resurfacing the vessel. Using XTC-3D as seen in figure 1 the bottom of the hull was resurfaced. This product is specifically designed to fill in small holes and imperfections from the 3D printing process.
Figure 1: XTC-3D applied to bottom of the hull.
You simply use a small dish or cup and thoroughly mix in 2 parts XTC-3D yellow with 1 part XTC-3D blue (latex gloves should be worn during the mixing and application process). A little goes a long way with this product and should be applied in a very thin layer. The “self-leveling” characteristics make applying it very easy and effective. After the bottom of the hull was dry, the boat was flipped right-side up and the top was then coated in the same product as seen in figure 2. The drying time is about 2 hours and dries glossy, which is the perfect look I was going for. Once it was dry it was time to give it a light sanding with P220. The XTC-3D was applied, let stand to dry, then sanded a total of 3 times in order to get the boat to a smooth mirror like finish.
Figure 2: Top of boat after XTC-3D was dry.