Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: whats the best way to clean a fouled bootstripe?
I've used household cleaner, just water and a scotch pad, sometimes just sanded lightly (which you'll need to do anyway to recoat). It depends on how dirty it is and whether you've been in oily, scummy water for a while. If it's oily residue, some solvent like gas on a rag works or maybe some acetone LIGHTLY applied to a rag so you don't dissolve the existing paint. I need to repaint my waterline this year. Have been using Perfection but I don't like the way it holds up.
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