I'm using a 3 part process for my paint scheme. 1st , Gator Glide to make the slick epoxy (rock solid) protected bottom. It's a 2 part epoxy and has 5 coats of anchor gray "base" (or primer) that adheres to the bear alum. , which you see here below. Then it will be the 5 coats of white Gator Glide G2 which is both, slicker, ... , eliminating much friction and the finish for the bottom, along w/background of my last finish coats of "flag blue" TotalBoat - Wet Edge Topside Paint on the side detail. Back to work !!