ok so me and my dad decided to restore this really old fiberglass canoe for my grandfather who bought it like 70 years ago and it was full of holes. we did all the fiberglass work on the holes and what not and we got it water tight. now to paint it we decided to go with a west marine anitfouling bottom paint because it was a modified epoxy paint which gives it lots of strength and abrasion resistence which is exactly what we wanted. well we cleaned the entire hull with acetone and then some other weird stripper so it was tottaly spotless(xylene i think). i applied the paint like a week ago and its still not dry. its hard on the surface, its not tacky, but the overall coat of paint is mushy and i can remove chunks of it with my fingernail. the shit just doesnt want to get hard. if it were to bump into something the paint would just scrape off. its bullshit because we put like 40 hours of work into the damn thing and the paint is gonna fuck it up. its also been like 80 degrees and sunny here for the past week so the weather is not at fault. anybody with experience with boats have any suggestions at all?
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