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bottom paint removal: sanding vs. stripping
We're in a tropical environment on a 42 footer, changing from soft to hard bottom paint; from Sea Hawk to Pettit Trinidad SR. We are aware of the dangers and necessary precautions.To change paint types it is necessary to take it down to the existing epoxy. We have only ever sanded old paint. The yard wants to use paint stripper in the interest of a 5 day tide widow; it's faster. Any input on stripping will be more than we have and appreciated.