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post #5 of Old 04-22-2013
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Easy Off isn't "Easy Off"

I have painted letters on my boat that are starting to fade, crack and peel. Tried the Easy Off approach last night with no success. A little comes off, but not much. I even let it sit for 5 minutes and no enhanced results.

The Admiral recalls that the PO said the letters were painted on with "automotive" paint, which means it could be urethane,acrylic,enamel, epoxy,etc.

So I need a safe way, besides Easy Off, that I can use on gel coat, to get these off. Would one of the Soy-based strippers work? I could probably sand them off with 1000 grit, but then I have to recondition the original gel coat on a 1979 boat in that area.



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