Bottom paint removal

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Bottom paint removal

Postby Marc Gershel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:11 pm

Has anyone come up with an easier way of doing this (sanding), other than paying to have it done?
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Re: Bottom paint removal

Postby SecondWind » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:32 am

No. Possibly free beer?
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Re: Bottom paint removal

Postby thinwater » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:06 am

2-season soft paint, used to completion each cycle. A few scrubs with berber carpet squares and a plastic scraper in spots. In this manner, you can go 20 years without build-up. Let it wear down to underlying paint. I've done it.

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Re: Bottom paint removal

Postby Marc Gershel » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:43 am

Oh well. I was hoping to hear about using a paint remover like PeelAway. I guess it's not as easy as they make it sound. I have aout 15 layers to remove. UGH!
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Re: Bottom paint removal

Postby Page 83 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:56 am

I had that much or more bottom paint removed by a soda-blaster. I then rolled on 6 thin coats of InterProtect® 2000E Barrier Coat System and two coats of ablative bottom paint. That added 10 knots to our cruise speed, I estimate.*



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